Binta Njie resigned as police spokesperson with claims of ‘sabotage’

Cadet ASP Binta Njie

After the appointment of Cadet ASP Modou Musa Sisawo as the new police spokesman, senior police sources revealed to Alkamba Times that Mr. Sisawo’s immediate past boss, Binta Njie, who became the youngest and first female Gambia Police Force spokesperson, resigned but her resignation was declined by the police command, resulting in her being relieved and immediately deployed to another unit.

Cadet ASP Njie resigned due to allegations of sabotage and undermining she suffered at the hands of her superiors and colleagues, according to a police source.

According to police regulations, a superior rank like Cadet ASP cannot resign since the police hierarchy manages their appointment.

Cadet ASP Binta Njie, 34, was appointed the Gambia Police Force’s first female spokesperson on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

“I’m told she tendered her resignation over sabotage at the last moment of IGP Sanyang. She was told that the police are unlike other civil institutions and that resignation from a position isn’t encouraged by the police force. She was given room to rethink and get back to management. In the interim, Sanyang was moved to the Interior Ministry,” one source familiar with the situation told TAT.

“This current leadership didn’t hesitate to appoint Sisawo. From what I got and reading between the lines, it can be deduced that she was relieved and replaced by her immediate subordinate'”

Born on August 20, 1990, at The then RVTH, now Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul, Mrs. Njie holds a BSC in Criminology and Security Studies.

She attended the Nigerian Television College in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, The Police College in Solna, Sweden, and the National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja.

Cadet ASP Binta Njie holds a Diploma in Mass Communication and underwent programs in Presentation alongside a United Nations Police Officer’s course (UNPOC).

The Gambia’s first female Police PRO also conducted the International Police Officer’s Course (IPOC) with special training on exhumation and evidence preservation by The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

She previously worked as a Press and communication officer at the Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA). She served as deputy PRO Under Police Superintendent David Kujabi, Superintendent Foday Conta, and the post holder, Superintendent Lamin Njie, whom she replaced.

Until she was appointed police PRO, Mrs. Njie worked as a Relief Commander At the Bundung Police Station.

Efforts to speak with Cadet ASP Binta Njie and the police leadership were unsuccessful.


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