Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gambian police to ‘probe threats’ to Darboe’s life

Alieu Darboe

Gambian police in Brikama, capital of the West Coast Region, have given assurance to probe into alleged threats to journalist Alieu Darboe’s life, the local Daily News newspaper reported on Thursday.

Mr. Darboe, who works with the newspaper, lives in Brikama, 38 kilometers south of the Gambian capital, Banjul. He recently revealed a suspected threat posed to him by unidentified persons who stalk him anytime he sits out late night.

Beside journalism, Mr. Darboe also has a keen interest in politics.

According to the tri-weekly privately-owned newspaper, the threats posed to Darboe’s life had now been laid bare following an email sent to his account “warn him to stop politics and journalism if he values his life”.

“Meanwhile, The Daily News has confirmed that the police have received the complaint lodged by journalist Darboe. The matter has since been transferred from the police post at Kabafita to the main Brikama Police Station,” the paper said in a May 24 front-page story captioned: “Police Pledge to Investigate Threats on Journalist Darboe.”

The paper added: “The case is being handled by the Criminal Investigation Department of that station, though both the Station Officer and Officer Commanding there were duly notified.” 

By Modou S. Joof

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