The Brikama police have arrested two Nurses at the Brikama Health Centre, Freedom Newspaper has been reliably informed by HIGHLY PLACED sources in the heart of Gambia’s police force. The two arrested medical workers have been identified as: Bakary Danso and Momodou Cham. The two were taken into custody on Wednesday. They are currently helping the police in the investigations of the recent fire incident, which had gutted the Brikama market.
According to police sources, the hospital watchman, who was earlier questioned and released, had reported to the police that the fire, which ravaged the Brikama market had originated from the premises of Momodou Cham’s resident. Police are now trying to ascertain the actual cause of the blaze, source said.
Also, on the police radar for questioning is Jatto Sillah, the former Forestry Minister in Jammeh’s rule.
“The detectives are also interested in interviewing Jatto Sillah, the former Forestry Minister and another Brikama man. It has been alleged that he was seen at the scene of the fire with another man. There is this report that the fire was caused by a sparking electric pole. Jatto, was with someone when the pole was sparking. The detective had visited his home, but they were told that he had traveled to Banjul. He is yet to be questioned,” said our competent and dependable source.
Jatto Sillah is a veteran forestry officer. He is a man of good standing.
Police had cautioned that not anyone, who had been questioned is responsible for the fire incident.
“It is normal to invite witnesses or suspects for questioning. This is normal in police operations. Jatto, and the man, he was with at the time of the incident are persons of interest in our investigations,” said our source.
“The two detained medical workers are with the CIDS. They are yet to be charged. The investigations into the Brikama market fire incident are ongoing,” our source added.