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Police complete investigations into Rambo’s alleged threats against Madi, Nyang

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By Omar Bah

Police spokesperson Superintendent Lamin Njie has confirmed to The Standard that the police have already completed their investigations into the matter of deputy APRC leader Rambo Jatta’s alleged threats against human rights activist Madi Jobarteh and Nyang Njie, an economist and political activist.

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PRO Njie also added that they have handed their findings to the Attorney General’s office for review and recommendations.

The police investigations started when Madi and Nyang lodged a formal complaint to the IGP about Rambo’sWhatsApp audio in which he allegedly attacked the two activists.
In the audio Rambo described Nyang Njie as too diminutive to be handled, describing his legs as smaller than those of a mosquito before warning Mr Njie to watch his tongue.
Rambo also described Madi Jobarteh, saying he is as short as a b**t, warning that APRC is preparing for him too.

Explaining why they reported the matter to the IGP, Madi Jobarteh said at the time: “I received an audio around mid-May where Rambo was addressing his APRC people and in the middle of the audio he turned to Nyang Njie and myself apparently because he is not happy with our criticism of Yahya Jammeh. So he said they will deal with us in addition to other derogatory remarks against us”.

“I know Rambo cannot do anything to me likewise Nyang Njie, but also it is not to underrate a threat because we consider his remarks to be a threat to our lives and personal security and it constitutes incitement to violence and any other overzealous member or supporter of Yahya Jammeh can pick that up to feel that he needs to harm us. Rambo is the deputy party leader of the APRC, inasmuch as you disagree with your critics you can respond to them because we have freedom of expression,” Jobarteh had said.

Jobarteh said they have also written to the IEC informing them that Rambo’s comments violate the Election Act and the campaign ethics and that they should take action against him. “We also copied the inter-party committee, APRC itself and the National Human Rights Commission,” he had said.

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