Speaking to The Standard yesterday evening before going to press, the police spokesman, ASP David Kujabi revealed: “Yes, I can confirm the appointment of Ousman Gibba as deputy Inspector General of Police. This has come at a good time because the position has been vacant for some time which caused a few lapses here and there. This is a good development for the Gambia Police Force. I can also confirm the appointment of Edward Sambou as Commissioner of Finance for the police.”
Born in Sohm village on 26th of August 1961, Ousman Gibba joined the defunct Gambia national Gendarmerie in 1982. From 1983 to 1985 he was attached to the General Duty Corp of the Gendarmerie, then at State House as an outrider escort up to 1987 after which he returned to the Military Police where he served until 1989.
From 1989 to 1993, he was designated as bodyguard to then president, Sir Dawda Jawara. From 1993 to 1999, he served as Officer Commanding Brikama Division. In 1999, he received a UN induction course in Darwin, Australia after which he was deployed to war-torn East Timor region of Ermare, where he served as station commander up until 2000.
From 2000 to 2003, he was officer commanding Basse Division. From 2003 to 2005, he was Commissioner of Police for Central River Division. From 2005 to 2006 he was Commissioner of Police for North Bank Division. He also served as Commissioner of Police for the populous Kanifing municiplaity.
His experiences included training in unarmed combat, booby trap detection techniques, VIP evacuation and evasive driving techniques.
Commissioner Gibba also has under his belt a diploma in management studies and a certificate in crisis management. He further underwent a training of trainers programme on public sector management, organised by the Management Development Institute in collaboration with Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
Author: Sainey Darboe]]>