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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Former IGP Sisoho dies

Born to a veteran police officer in 1937 at the old Police Lines in Banjul, the septuagenarian started his education in Banjul and later moved to Armitage High School from 1950 to 1956 before serving the Gambia Police Force for 26-and-a-half unbroken years.

Speaking to Poliso magazine in an interview last year, he recalled: “My father was a seasoned police officer whose passion for the police work was so enormous. When he announced his intention for retirement, a parade was held at the Police Lines. I was a young boy in primary school then. The IGP at the time Harry Lloyd Evans showered loads of commendation on him for his diligence and commitment to service. In recognition of his dedication to service, the IGP announced at the parade that any member of his family could be recommended for enlistment as a way of maintaining the Sisoho kin in the GPF.

“All my senior brothers declined the offer simply because during this period it was very unlikely for high school graduates to take up police job as there were numerous opportunities at their disposal. The offer remained until I finished high school at Armitage in 1956. With the events of that memorable parade still fresh in my memory I was initially reluctant to join but an uncle of mine convinced me to join the force and comply I did. Today, even over twenty years after retirement, I have no regrets for becoming a police officer”.

During his career in the police, the late Momodou Susso had served both as a detective and uniformed officer serving in both Brikama and Bakau stations.

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