The Brikama magistrates court has remanded Alhagie Jobe, the man, who was accused of chopping one Momodou Kanteh with a cutlass, following a dispute he had with Kanteh, police spokesman Superintendent Lamin Njie told the Freedom Newspaper in a phone interview on Tuesday. Jobe’s arrest followed a land dispute case he had with some section of the community of that end of The Gambia. “The police received a complaint at the Farato police station that some guy called Alhagie Jobe, assaulted one Momodou Kanteh, and he did this using a cutlass, and he seriously wounded him,” Superintendent Njie remarked.
According to the police spokesman, when the police were initially dispatched to arrest Alhagie Jobe, Jobe resisted arrest. He was later taken into custody by the Farato police, police spokesman Njie said.
“He and his family, together with some members of the community resisted that arrest. In order not to create a clash between the police and the community, also, to save women, and children, all of that, the vulnerable per say, the police decided to tactically withdraw. When they were withdrawing, they started throwing stones at police officers. The stones resulted to some damages to the police vehicles even injuries to two of our police officers,” Njie added.
Jobe has been remanded in prison, according to the police spokesman.
“Alhagie Jobe was today arraigned before the Brikama magistrates court, charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm, obstruction and also damage to property and the court has remanded him,” Njie said.
Superintendent has called for clam. He urges citizens to respect the law and avoid taking the law into their own hands. He advised that land dispute related case should be legally and not through violent means.