Dozens of people were arrested at Foni for allegedly attacking the convoy of coalition supporters who were returning from the inauguration of President Adama Barrow and the independence celebration.
According to sources the jubilant coalition supporters coming from Bakau were allegedly attacked by angry supporters of the former president Yahya Jammeh at Kamfenda in Foni. They reportedly gathered heaps of stones and sticks waiting for the return of the coalition supporters who were assaulted with insults and attacks causing bodily harm to several people. The Police Intervention Unit PIU were deployed to the scene.
Speaking to the Police Spokesperson, Superintendent Foday Conta at the police headquarters has confirmed the incident. He explained that the situation is under control. He said about 51 people were arrested 26 juvenile and 25 adults altogether.
“They are charged with breach of peace,” Supt. Foday Conta said.
The police spokesperson said the arrestees were moved out to undisclosed locations to avoid further escalation of tension. He said there were no casualties but the victims were receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, he pointed that the juvenile arrestees were given bail while the adults are helping the police in their investigations.