Interior Minister Ousman Sonko

By Our Chief National Correspondent Landing Badjie Banjul.
Paid for and Commissioned by the Freedom Newspaper.

Following the killing of a youth in London Corner recently in the hands of a security agent, a paramilitary officer was this afternoon on arraigned at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court to answer a charge of murder. Doudou Janneh alias Doudou Boy was today docked before magistrate Amina  Saho-Ceesay for allegedly killing Sheriff Minteh, a London Corner youth. He stands accused of killing the youth by stabbing him with a knife thereby causing his death. Doudou however denied the charge and is expected back in court May 23. Superintendent Kinteh would represent the IGP in the trial. The accused, currently in state custody, was yet to engage the services of a lawyer as we  file this story.

Sheriff Minteh was stabbed to death when armed police raided weed sellers in London Corner. Police used maximum force to arrest him. He was stabbed with a military knife in the process which led to his demise.

Shortly the incident, angry youths stormed the Serre-Kunda police station demanding justice in the said matter. They demonstrated until daybreak. Attempts to disperse the demonstrators was greeted with resistance by the protestors.

The murder charges brought against paramilitary officer Dodou Janneh might ease the tensions. At least, justice is bring pursued by the relevant authorities on Minteh’s case.

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 (Archive on Thursday, May 31, 2007)
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