By Lamin Sanyang


The defeated Independent Candidate of Brikama North Constituency, Mr. Momodou Jarju alias ‘Bu Jarju’ was allegedly arrested for assaulting a young woman with a stick causing injuries on her neck.

The young woman, Jammai Manjang, was allgedly part of the jubilant UDP supporters escorting Alhagie S Darboe, the newly elected candidate who was celebrating his victory. They reportedly came around Bu Jarju’s compound with drums dancing and chanting provocative words. Some of them were said to have used abusive words against the defeated candidate who was at that time talking to a group of supporters in his compound.

“Bu came out with a stick to disperse the crowd from his compound gate. He hit a woman with a stick on her neck in the process,” said an eye witness.

The eye witness explained that the injured girl was rushed to the Brikama Major Health Centre where she was given treatment and later discharged. Bu Jarju was arrested and taken into police custody. He was later released on bail.

There are several reports of post election violence including the incident in Brikama South Constituency. It was reported that the supporters of The APRC clashed with the UDP supporters at Brikama. The clashed has caused serious bodily harm and injuries to party supporters.

Meanwhile, truck loads of security forces were deployed over the weekend to control incidents at Sibanor, Somita and other parts of Foni in the West Coast Region.