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Friday, September 18, 2020

Police Commissioner: Youths responsible for 90 % of crimes

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The head of the Police Training School said: “Increase in crime has impacted negatively on our society and therefore posed a serious challenge to government. The youths constitute 90 percent of those involved in perpetrating crimes, ranging from summary offence to most serious ones. The impact of crime that occurs in our society cannot be exhausted for the fact that some victims have been silent about it because of fear of torture or threats by their alleged perpetrators.”

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Commissioner Jobe made these remarks on Saturday at the Gambia College in Brikama during the 13th year anniversary commemoration of Peace Ambassadors of The Gambia. 

The youth-led peace advocacy organisation has chapters in the seven administrative regions of the country and an office in neighboring Senegal. 

Speaking at the event, the chairman of Coastal Zone which includes Banjul and the Kanifing municipality, Omar Saidykhan, said: “PAG is committed to sustaining itself as a vibrant institution and promoting peace in the country. ‘Give peace a chance’ remains our motto. The organisation focuses on the development of the human mind and believes that once people understand global problems, have healthier living conditions and the skills to resolve conflict and struggle for justice non-violently this can be achieved.”

 

By Sise Sawaneh

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