Following an alleged stabbing incident which resulted in the death of one Ousman Jarju of Jalambang, the police have arrested the principal suspect and he has since been charged with murder by the police.
The Gambia Police Force (GPF) wrote on it official Facebook page that: “Personnel of the Tourism Security Unit and Serekunda Taskforce conducted robust patrols around the vicinities of Palma Rima Beach and Bakoteh leading to the arrest of Hadim Jeng of Bakoteh, 18 years old, as the principal suspect in the murder of Ousman Jarju.
“Muhammed Njie, who is equally alleged to have participated in the attack together with other suspects, were equally nabbed and are currently helping the police with their investigations,” added the police.
“In the same vein, police investigators have recovered the knife and other evidential materials allegedly used by the suspects in the commission of the crime,” it also said.
The police said the suspects are charged with murder contrary to section 187 of the Criminal Code Vol III Laws of The Gambia 2009 and will be arraigned before a court as soon as possible.
It could be recalled that the stabbing incident took place on Wednesday 8th September, around Palma Rima Beach resulting in the tragic death of 27-year-old Ousman Jarju of Jalambang Village.
The suspects allegedly fled the scene after the attack and stabbing of the victim in an attempt to rob him of his properties.
“With support from some genuine individuals, police investigators recovered a bag from a street at Bakoteh containing a Gambian passport, Gambian national ID card, vaccination card, and GT Bank ATM card, all bearing the name of the deceased. Further probes led to the recovery of an envelope containing a notebook, air tickets and boarding pass at the Bakoteh football field, equally bearing the deceased’s name. It was therefore highly probable that the suspects maybe residing within the Bakoteh area and surroundings,” the police said.