The police have announced that they have arrested the “principal” suspect of the alleged murder of a 27-year-old Ousman Jarju, an employee of the National Audit Office.
“Following the alleged stabbing incident which resulted in the death of Ousman Jarju of Jalambang, Police have eventually arrested the principal suspect and his partners in crime,” the police said in a statement on Saturday morning.
The statement added that personnel of the Tourism Security Unit and Sere Kunda Taskforce conducted robust patrols around the vicinities of Palma Rima Beach and Bakoteh leading to the arrest of an 18-year-old resident of Bakoteh as the main suspect of the alleged murder of Ousman Jarju.
The law enforcement body said others who are equally alleged to have participated in the act were equally nabbed and currently helping police with their investigations.
“In the same vein, Police Investigators have recovered the (knife) and other evidential materials allegedly used by the suspects in the commission of the crime.
“They have been charged with murder contrary to section 187 of the Criminal Code Vol III Laws of The Gambia 2009 and will be arraigned before the court as soon as possible,” the statement concluded.