By Arfang M. S. Camara
Sergeant Lamin Sima, an officer of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) who was recently arrested by personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) with four suspected bags of cannabis at Penyem village, West Coast Region, has now been dismissed from the agency, Kerr Fatou has been reliably informed.
The spokesperson of DLEAG, Ousman Saidybah, has confirmed the development to our reporter, saying sergeant Lamin Sima has been dismissed from the agency effective yesterday (Wednesday) for conduct in contravention of the DLEAG code of conduct.
Mr. Saidybah added that Sergeant Sima will be charged for possession of prohibited drugs for the purpose of drug trafficking in contravention to section 43 (4)e of the DCA 2003 and any other issue that might arise and any such matter contravened.
Meanwhile, Lamin Sima, was earlier arrested by personnel of the anti-crime unit with four suspected bags of cannabis, while the two other suspects who were with the principal suspect were believed to be on the run.
” The suspect has also been equally granted bail in adherence to his constitutional right for him to be either arraigned or granted bail. However, the matter is still being investigated and he will be surely arraigned accordingly.” said DLEAG spokesperson.
PRO Saidybah was earlier quoted as saying that DLEAG will not entertain any misconduct and will deal with anyone who is involved in drug related activities or anything that will tarnish the image of their agency.
“Nobody is above the law and the general public is therefore urged to report any kind of activities especially on drug related issues involving its officers. We will continue working with our sister securities in order to make the country free from drug and make the country a crime free nation.”