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Suspect Behind Viral Audio Calling For Post Election Violence Arrested

Abdoulie Sanyang
Inspector General of Police 

The police confirmed arresting the suspect behind a viral audio calling for post-election  violence in The Gambia. 
The arrest was made yesterday, according to the statement by the police.
“Officers of the Police Special Investigations Unit have on Tuesday 8th December 2021, launched a swift investigation into a viral audio in which a man who later became known [name withheld], 47, was heard calling for  post electoral violence.
“In the viral audio he was heard calling for people to make explosives and burning of the country which resulted in widespread fear and concern among the general public.
“Four other names mentioned as accomplices belonging to the same group Santamba Kangkilling Kafo at Busumbala Westcoast Region, were equally arrested and currently helping police with their investigations.
“The police wish to once again warn all that we will not allow this country to fall into a state of lawlessness and any individual or group found wanting will be dealt with strictly according to Law.
“The police continue to thank members of the public for collaborating with the police in the sharing of vital information at all times,” the police said in a statement this morning.
Prior to the arrest, the United Democratic Party leader condemned the audio and asked for investigation into the matter. 

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