BANJUL, THE GAMBIA–The Gambia Police force has been instructed to investigate and arrest the perpetrators of the post Mayoral election violence, which occurred in the Kanifing Municipality, the Freedom Newspaper was told by Interior Minister Ebrima Mballow, during an interview on Monday.
“I have spoken to my IGP. I told him that let them try and identify the perpetrators and whoever is responsible would be brought to book,” Interior Minister Ebrima Mballow remarked. Mr. Mballow said the police would be meticulous in the way and manner it carries out its investigations in order to avoid picking up the wrong person.
“ The police will ensure that they get to the bottom of the incident. We are judiciously working into the investigations. It is an ongoing investigation; to be honest with you,” Mballow said.
“We will ensure that there is peace and stability in our country. The recent political fracas is rather unfortunate. It is rather disheartening. We will do everything in our means to maintain peace and security in this country,” Mballow added.
Mr. Mballow’s phone line wasn’t audible at the time of the interview. His line kept breaking. He told me, that his office is open to the media, and he is more than willing to grant us audience at any time.
Regarding the UDP/ APRC political fracas, Mballow assured that as far he is the country’s Interior Minister, all Gambians will be given equal treatment and protection under the law. He said no one will be prosecuted as long as the person hasn’t committed a crime.