Former police chief Landing Kinteh has been appointed Gambian Ambassador to Turkey. He replaces the sacked Ambassador Kemesseng Jammeh. Jammeh was recalled some months ago.
Kinteh was appointed Inspector General of police shortly after the change of government back in 2016. He replaced Yankuba Sonko, who was removed from his post.
Back in 2018, Kinteh resigned from the force. His resignation was occasioned, following the killing of three environmentalists in Faraba Banta by personnel of the police intervention unit (PIU). There was a land dispute between the Julakay Engineering Company and the people of Faraba. The company owned by one Ansumana Marenah was accused of illegal sand mining and environmental degradation.
Kinteh resigned shortly after the arrest of his officers, who were later charged with murder. His Deputy Mamut Jobe was hired to replace him.
Sources reaching us say Kinteh, is about to head out to Turkey, where he has been hired to head The Gambian Embassay. Kinteh could not be reached for comment.