A Gambian Swiss man, whose private car was damaged by a Kanifing Municipal Council truck driver, has been blame by the KMC police Commission Mr. Ceesay after accusing him of wrongful parking. Saikou Jagne, a resident of Bakoteh told Freedom Radio that his car was parked at a private property belonging to one of his relatives in the United States.
Jagne claimed that he was harassed by Commissioner Ceesay at the scene of the accident. Ceesay was not at home when the KMC trash truck driver knocked his car. He said he was told by Ceesay that where he parked his car was not a designated parking space.
Jagne was ordered by the police to drive his damaged car to the Serre-Kunda police station. The car was not in good condition when he was asked to drive the car to the station. There was a police officer with Jagne when the vehicle was driven to the station by Jagne.
Jagne left The Gambia in the early nineties and resettled in Switzerland. He is a security officer in Swiss. He told this medium that he was later referred to a mechanic shop in Bakoteh so that an invoice could be prepared to cost his vehicle’s damage.
“When I reached the mechanic shop, I told the mechanic that I was sent by the police. In fact, I knew the mechanic. I used to hang out at his shop. I had a disagreement with the mechanic, when he asked me to prepare the invoice. I went back to the station and told them that the mechanic refused to prepare the invoice. I was told by officer Samateh that the matter was supposed to be referred to the courts for litigation. I do not commit any crime. The KMC driver, who damaged my car was never questioned by the police or charged,” Jagne said.
Jagne said his damaged car was never repaired by the KMC. He had to move his car from the police station to his home.
Jagne left Banjul for Switzerland, following the outbreak of the Coronavirus. His wife had asked him to return home, which resulted to his departure from The Gambia.
“As I am speaking to you my car hasn’t been fixed by the KMC. I was blamed for an accident that I never committed. Commissioner Ceesay repeatedly told me that I was wrong. He said where I parked was a wrong parking spot. I have been parking my car at that spot for the past twenty years,” Jagne remarked.
“I felt being wrongly accused. My rights had been infringed by Commissioner Ceesay. He had cited with the inexperienced KMC driver. My car should be fixed. I want my car to be repaired,” he added.
Commissioner Ceesay and the KMC could not be reached for comment.