The Fatu Network has been reliably informed about the appointment of Mr Yankuba Sonko, former Inspector General of Police as an adviser to the Ministry of Interior.

Sonko served as Inspector General of Police twice under the former President Jammeh until his removal in 2017. He was succeeded by Landing Kinteh a trained human rights lawyers, who is still the Inspector General of The Gambia Police Force.

The Gambia Police Spokesperson, Superintendent David Kujabi has confirmed Sonko’s appointment as adviser but declined to comment saying he cannot speak on behalf of the Ministry of Interior.

Meanwhile, efforts to reach the Ministry proved futile.