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Friday, September 18, 2020

UTG student arrested for allegedly stealing 30 university computers

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By Tabora Bojang

A 24-year-old student of the University of The Gambia, who allegedly stole 30 computers from the university’s ICT lab, is in police custody amid investigations.

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Police in Kanifing arrested and charged Muhammed Cham on Monday.
He is alleged to have stolen 30 computers, each valued at more than D25, 000.

Police spokesperson ASP Lamin Njie said the university student is set to appear in court as soon as possible.

He disclosed after rigorous investigations, the police were able to recover 30 of the stolen computers and arrested three other suspects charged with receiving stolen properties.

ASP Njie said the accused confessed to police investigators how he sneaked into the ICT lab through the back window and stood on a chair to have access inside the lab and unplugged the computers.

“We are made to understand that each computer costs D 25,000 or above but Muhammed was selling them to these people at D2500 each.”

Investigations are ongoing and more charges could be pressed against him.

The police urged people to develop the culture of protecting public properties and desist from buying properties from unreliable elements.

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