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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Former NIA DG Numo Kujabi dies

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Police spokesman ASP David Kujabi, confirmed to The Standard yesterday: “The Commissioner of Interpol has died. He died this morning [Tuesday] at Serekunda Hospital. His death is a big loss not only to the Gambia Police Force but the entire security services in The Gambia. He had served the country well and patriotically for many years… We wish he could have served till his retirement and continue to share his experiences of many years work with the force in the service of the nation. It is indeed a big loss.”

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Police and family sources said his body is expected to be taken to his native Kalimu village in Foni Bondali district for interment today at 5pm. Although the cause of his death has not been made public, sources noted that he had been going to work until the beginning of this week.

Numo Kujabi was appointed director general of NIA on Monday, 10 August, 2009.  He was enlisted into the Gambia Police Force in 1981, left and re-enlisted in 1996. He was removed as head of the NIA and later rehired by the police to head the local Interpol bureau, an office he had worked at before.

His death has caused shock because he had not been bedridden.

 

By Sainey Darboe

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