Alleged Killer Of Police Officers Remanded At Mile 2 Prison

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The suspect Ousainou Bojang leaving the courthouse after his first appearance.

The magistrate’s court in Kanifing has remanded the suspect in killing two police officers at Mile 2 prison, pending his appearance at the high court in Banjul, which has jurisdiction to hear the case.

The suspect, Ousainou Bojang, was arraigned before Magistrate Omar Jabang on Friday morning, charged with murder and an act of terrorism.

Following the September 12 fatal shooting of two members of the police Anti Crime Unit (ACU) and another critically wounded but survived, Bojang was placed in police custody after being arrested while the police investigated the incident.

The police, in a statement released on Friday morning, announced that the alleged shooter, described as the “primary suspect,” was brought before the court, where the magistrate gave an order for remand in state custody since the lower court lacks jurisdiction to hear the matter.

Bojang’s sister, Amie Bojang, was also accused of being an accessory after the fact of murder by providing transportation “for his exit outside the jurisdiction of the Gambia.”

Bojang was also charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act for “an act of Terrorism.”

According to court documents, on September 12, 2023, at Sukuta Traffic Lights and other locations, he attacked and intentionally caused the death of police constables Sang J. Gomez and Pateh Jallow and critically wounded Ancy Jawo, a third constable, by shooting them with a pistol.

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