Mustapha Gaye who was on the run since 23rd April, 2017 for allegedly stabbing and killing one Badou Kebbeh with a knife in Nema Jola Kunda, has been arrested and currently helping in the investigation, Police say.

Police Public Relations Officer Foday Conta confirmed that last week, the intelligence network between the Gambia Police Force (GPF) and the Senegalese Police spotted and arrested the suspect in Kaolack Senegal.

According to him, since the incident happened, Mustapha Gaye was on the run and investigations revealed that he escaped into Senegal through the porous borders of Jarra Soma.

“Since then, the Gambia Police Force (GPF) worked tirelessly with her counterparts in the sister Republic of Senegal to bring him to justice” PRO Conta said.

His repatriation he said, was made possible through the efforts and close collaboration between GPF, Senegalese Police and the embassies of the two sisterly countries.

According to PRO Conta, further investigation has also revealed that Mustapha’s real name is Alhagi Gaye and his address is Mayamba in the North Bank Region instead of Kaolack as it was earlier reported.

The Office of the IGP commends and congratulates all those who help in one way or the other, especially the Senegalese Police to make this operation a success and further encouraged the general public to serve as good citizens and good police men and women in making the Gambia a crime free country.