The Spokesman of The Gambia police force Superintendent Lamin Njie says a police investigation panel has been created to look into the theft that occurred at the home of Justice Awa Bah. “We can confirm that, the Police has received a report of Breaking and Stealing at the residence of Justice Awa Bah in the early hours of Friday Morning 27th November 2020. A Police investigation panel has been created to look into the incident. We will share updates as we receive them from the panel concerning progress made. Kind regards,” Superintendent Njie told the Freedom Newspaper.
Mr. Njie never volunteered any additional information. He maintains that the matter is being investigated by the police.
The thieves are at large. No arrest has been made yet. Detectives are investigating the incident.
Justice Awa Bah is the wife of Foday Minteh, a former police Superintendent. The incident happened after a week Mr. Minteh left the country. Minteh is said to be away taking part in a United Nations Peacekeeping mission.
Mr. Minteh’s second wife is fire officer. Kinteh had served in various units in the force, including the police training school.
A source at the Brusibi police station said, “the two officers, who were posted at Justice Bah’s home have been summoned to report to the police headquarters on Monday for disciplinary hearing.”
“These officers will no doubt going to be fired. They have abdicated their responsibilities by endangering the life of the judge and her family. They are going home. They would be fired,” the officer who spoke on anonymity remarked.
Justice Bah and her daughter were tied to the ground by the thieves. She was forced to surrender her valuables.
The thieves reportedly told her that the police officers assigned to her property have been overpowered and she would be killed if she should cry. She complied and availed herself to the thieves.