The Office of the Inspector General of Police has announced that five police officers have been arrested and their services suspended while investigations are being carried out in Monday’s deadly shootings at Faraba.
The officers are two Field Commanders – Superintendent Baboucarr Cham and ASP Musa Fatty and three other ranks – Nuha Colley, Momodou S. Jallow and Musa Badjie.
The police also stated that six civilians in the persons of Ousman Jassey, Sunkaru Jarju, Bakary Badjie, Salifu Darboe and Modou Kujabi were also arrested and efforts are currently underway to grant them bail.
The police statement also gave further details about the causality figures. They confirmed two deaths Bakary Kujabi and Ismaila Bah whilst six civilians and sixteen police officers sustained injuries. Two caterpillars and five trucks were vandalized and set on fire. The police guard post was burnt down and four compounds were set ablaze while three were vandalized. Investigations into the matter continue.