Following a tip off by a concerned citizen on suspected theft of fuel at NAWEC (Kotu Power Station), The Gambia Police CID in Kanifing mounted surveillance in the area that led to the arrest of three people in the early hours of Monday 13 November 2017.
According to a police statement, the three men were caught with 5 drums, each containing 20 litre of gasoil as they load the loot into a taxi BJL 9612 M. The suspects are Essa Mbenga (principal duspect – permanent Staff NAWEC), Lamin Samateh (GTTI student on internship at NAWEC) and Yunusa Sowe (taxi driver).
Police said the three suspects are in custody helping the CID with investigations. “Base on prima facie evidence at hand, the accused persons have been charged with stealing, contrary to Section 252 of Criminal Code, Cap 10:01 Vol. III Laws of The Gambia 2009,” the police statement concluded.