A Supreme Court judge and her daughter were last night tied to the ground, faces blindfolded, and forced to surrender their jewelries, mobile phones and other valuables, as thieves broke into their Bijilo home, Freedom Newspaper can report. Justice Awa Bah was the latest target for robbery. The incident happened in the early hours of 5:00 Am in the morning on Friday.
The armed police officers on duty at her home were sleeping when the thieves broke into the property. The thieves went upstairs and found the judge and her daughter sleeping. They then attacked them and threatened to kill them if they should cry for help.
Justice Bah pleaded with the thieves and told them that she was ready to do whatever they want her to do, sources said. At this time, the judge’s face was blinded folded. She couldn’t have an eye contact with the thieves. Her daughter was also subjected to a similar humiliating treatment. She was warned not to cry, or she might risk being killed together with her mum.
The thieves left with jewelries and other expensive valuables. They are currently at large. No arrest has been made.
The anti crime police base in Bijilo is not far from Justice Bah’s home. The proximity between the anti crime station and the judge’s home is less than 800 meters.
Meanwhile, the sleeping police officers have been summoned for questioning at the Brusibi police station. Statements have been obtained from the wanting officers.
Kadijatou Jallow, the wife of the IGP, is officer commanding Brusibi police. Amie Sey is the police commissioner of that District.
“This is a disgrace to The Gambia police force. This is very insulting. How can armed officers be this negligent to allow thieves to break into the judge’s house? Heads should roll. This is unacceptable,” said a concerned Gambian.
The police spokesman Superintendent Lamin Njie was contacted for comments. He has promised to get back to us with details later.