By Omar Bah
The police criminal investigations division of Brikama has arrested and detained four alleged armed robbers, The Standard has been reliably informed.
According to our sources, the arrests took place in the early hours of Sunday, near The Gambia College premises.
The four arrestees, who are all believed to be residents of Brikama, West Coast Region, reportedly attacked one taxi driver and stabbed him in the chest and back before going away with his vehicle, mobile phone and D3,000.
The stolen vehicle has been recovered at Brikama Madina by police who also arrested one Senegalese for attempting to buy the stolen vehicle from the alleged robbers.
The victim, Momodou Alim Jallow told journalists that his commercial taxi was hired by the alleged robbers from Westfield to Brikama.
He said that when they arrived at Gambia College, his engine was forcefully switched off before being assaulted and robbed.
“When we arrived at The Gambia College, one of the robbers sitting next to me forcefully switched off my vehicle, another attacked me by stabbing me in the chest and back. They forced me out from my vehicle, took away my mobile phone and three thousand dalasi,” Jallow alleged.
When contacted for comments, police PRO Lamin Njie said the reported arrest has not reached his desk yet but will get back to us.