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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Gunjur seek justice, slam prolonged police investigation

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By Tabora Bojang

The people of Gunjur have expressed their grief at the seeming lack of progress by the police in bringing the killer of Buba Jammeh to book almost two months since his death.

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Jammeh, a native of Gunjur, was shot dead by one Buba Drammeh of Berending during an armed skirmish over the communal land bordering the two Kombo South villages.

On Saturday, a group of agitated villagers stormed the compound of the alkalo of Gunjur to demand justice for their murdered brother and called on the authorities to expedite investigations so that justice could be served. The protest was led by the members of the Gunjur Youth Association.

The suspect reportedly fled the country after the killing.

The people of Gunjur said as long as the suspect remains at large, their faith in the police will remain tested..

They therefore urged the authorities to leave no stone unturned and ensure Drammeh is arrested and put on trial for the killing as they chanted ‘Justice delayed is justice denied!’

Police spokesperson ASP Lamin Njie yesterday told The Standard that the police are “doing all we can” to arrest the suspect. He however declined to give details to avoid prejudicing police operations.

“We have a panel of investigators still looking into the situation and anyone with any relevant information pertaining to the case can come forward to report,” ASP Njie pleaded.

He said the police are doing all within their means to ensure that peace prevails in the village.

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