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Police Officer Accused of Rape To Be Detained, Prosecuted

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By Landing Ceesay

Police have proposed to dismiss and prosecute a fellow officer accused of raping a 22-Year-Old girl 28th of August 2022.

“The office of The Inspector General of The Gambia Police Force wishes to inform the general public that one of its personnel, Sgt Mamoud 2163 Sarjo, who was arrested and charged with rape, will be marched to the police Headquarters to be interdicted and taken to court and prosecuted pending the outcome of the investigation,” the Police said in a dispatch this morning.

The dispatch stated that the incident happened on 28th August 2022, when Sgt Sarjo left his guard post and went on a self-assigned duty at the sea front near the monkey park; where he had an encounter with a group of young boys and girls on a party who took to their heels and he caught and allegedly raped one of the members of the group who is a 22-year-old girl.

“The victim was taken to the hospital and was confirmed raped after a thorough medical investigation,” the dispatch stated.

The Police Intervention Unit guards at the seafront arrested him and took him to the Senegambia police station where he was charged and detained, the statement added.

It continued that the Office of The Inspector General of Police frowned and condemned the act in “totality” and wishes to inform the public that necessary actions will be taken to hold the perpetrator accountable for his “gruesome” act, and that the safety and security of Gambians and residents of The Gambia remains top priority of The Gambia Police Force.

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