By Ousman A. Marong
The Leader of The Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) party, Mai Ahmad Fatty has called on the Government of President Adama Barrow to thoroughly investigate the alleged police brutality involving the Commissioner of the Police Anti-Crime Unit (ACU), Gorgi Mboob.
“I am begging all Gambians particularly, those on the social media to be patient to wait for the conclusion of the investigations. Let us wait till the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued its findings and recommendation, from there we can asked them implement the recommendation,” said Mai Ahmad Fatty, the GMC leader.
According to the GMC leader, the government should wait for the completion of the investigations before concluding on who should be sack or resign.
He made these deliberations during a press briefing held at his Party Secretariat in Pipeline, along the Kairaba Avenue road.
“I am begging the panel of investigators to expedite its proceedings, because the citizenry is no more with the patient. The Citizenry is no more patient because there were many police misconduct. They are with grief and anger and can no more contain the endless misconducts within the law enforcement services,” he remarked.
Mai challenged the investigator to speed up on their investigation in order to lower further tensions from the citizens.
“If I want to preempt on the investigation and at the same time want to prejudice the ongoing investigation that would be irresponsible of me. I want the Gambian people to focus on what is going wrong and not what is happening. What is going wrong from one or two individuals and used it as a means to demonized the entire institution? That is the dependency that is going on now. I have seen a lot of calls saying scrapped the Anti-Crime Unit. That is very dangerous because you have a problem with the messenger that doesn’t mean you should eliminate the message,” Mai told journalists.
The GMC Leader said Gorgi Mboob is said to be a bad messenger but the message that he is carrying is a very good message. He urged the people not to reject the message because they don’t like the messenger. He said they may not like how Gorgie Mboup operates as social media has indicated but that is not to say Anti-crime should not do their work.