By Lamin Njie

Police chief Mamour Jobe has denied Operation Three Years Jotna a permit to stage a protest on 20 January to call for the resignation of President Adama Barrow.

Operation Three Years Jotna say the three years deal that President Barrow agreed to will end on 19 January, and in their protest last month, the group gave the president the choice of heeding their call or they will take to the streets again.

OTYJ put in a request on 3 January for them to protest against Mr Barrow’s rule for a second time in a month.

The Inspector General of police on Monday however denied the group permit insisting the denial was due to ‘compelling’ national security and public safety concerns.

The police chief has meanwhile informed the army, the state intelligence service and the ECOMIG commander of his decision.