Man Arrested for Stealing D599,700 from Trust Bank Airport Branch

Detectives in West Coast Region arrested one Wagan Senghore, 25, employee of Ahmed Trading/Arezki Banjul International Airport after he broke into the Trust Bank Airport Branch on Election Day 4th December 2021, stealing a staggering amount closed to D600, 000.
Upon receipt of information about the reported breaking, detectives quickly visited the scene, gathered evidence and swiftly opened investigation into the case.
Successful analysis of fingerprints and other relevant evidence from the scene of crime led to the identification of the suspect and hence his immediate arrest.
Further investigations revealed the suspect stole an amount of D599,700 from the Bank.
The suspect Wagan Senghore who was arrested at Amdalai with cash amount of D52, 800 later led investigators to his house at Brikama Manduar where he stashed an amount of D489, 600 being stolen from the bank. Through diligent investigations police recovered a total of D558, 200 of the stolen amount.
The suspect is currently helping police with investigations to recover the balance of the stolen money.
Members of the public are encouraged to continue collaborating with the police in solving crime. Together we can keep communities safe at all times.
Source: Police Public Relations Unit 
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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.


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