NAWEC Staff, Taxi Driver & GTTI student arrested for ‘fuel theft’

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By Omar Wally

Three men have been arrested by personnel of Gambia Police Force, for allegedly stealing fuel at NAWEC Kotu Power Station.

Superintendent David Kujabi, Police public relations officer told The Fatu Network that following a tip off by a concerned citizen on suspected theft of fuel at NAWEC (Kotu Power Station), The Gambia Police CID in Kanifing mounted surveillance in the area.

“During the early hours of Monday 13 November, the professionalism and patience of the officers finally paid off.”

Kujabi said they arrested three men with five drums of 20 litres of gasoil loading them into a taxi with registration number BJL 9612 M. The suspects are, Essa Mbenga (Principal Suspect – Permanent Staff NAWEC), Lamin Samateh (GTTI Student on internship at NAWEC) and Yunusa Sowe (Taxi Driver).

Police PRO noted that the three suspects are in police custody and are currently helping the CID with their investigations. “Base on prima facie evidence at hand, the accused persons have been charged with Stealing, Contrary to Section 252 of Criminal Code, Cap 10:01 Vol. III Laws of The Gambia 2009.”

Kujabi: The Gambia Police Force reassures the general public of its unrelenting stance in ensuring the protection of lives and properties of all. He added that the Police will continue to count on the support of the citizenry in policing their beloved Gambia.

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