By Lamin Njie

The Gambia Police Force has said it is investigating the death of Edmond Thomas.

Mr Thomas is reported to have died under curious circumstances on Wednesday at a mechanic shop in Brikama.

The police in a statement on Saturday said they are aware of Mr Thomas’ death and that investigations were ongoing.

The statement from the GPF press office read: “On Wednesday 06 March, 2019, approximately 1730 hours, the Office of the Inspector-General of Police received information that the lifeless body of a man identified as Edmond Thomas was found lying under the chassis of a fuel tanker at the premises of Global Electrical Group (GEG) in Brikama.

“Preliminary investigations revealed Mr. Thomas was a mechanic supervisor at GEG until he was laid off some six months ago. On the fateful day, it is believed he drove to the location in his private vehicle, a black Pajero marked BJL 5388 B, and upon arrival, removed some parts from the fuel tanker which belongs to his former employer, GEG.

“Mr. Thomas’ body was found by the spouse of Mr. Foday Ceesay, a man employed by GEG to secure their premises. She informed her husband and he reported the matter to Kabafita Police Station.

“After taking appropriate actions, the Police moved the deceased to Brikama Health Centre and eventually Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital for autopsy.

“The Office of the Inspector – General of Police hereby informs the public investigations are ongoing and its outcome will be made public as soon as possible.”