Man in Police Net for Impersonating President Jammeh
Friday, August 03, 2012
The police in Tujereng have in their custody one Omar Saidykhan who was apprehended by the villagers of Tanji for impersonating President Jammeh, following his request of over D17, 000 from the Tanji women fish vendors and other women groups.
Narrating this to The Daily News Neneh Conateh, vice president Tanji Fish Vendors Association, said the accused Tuesday came to the village introducing himself as a special messenger from the President, saying that Jammeh had asked him to meet the women groups as he wanted to donate four fishing boats and nets in order to ease the burden on them.
She noted that following a meeting between him and the villagers at the residence of the village head, Cherno Bojang, he told them that every women group should pay D 1, 000 before benefiting from the President’s generosity, which they consented.
However, Dembo Bojang, son to the village head, Foday Keita, and Laibo Manneh, the newly-Village Development Committee president, both objected to his request. They told him that they were not convinced with his words, and it would be wise for them to go with him to meet with the relevant authorities, since the issue was involving the President.
“As he was pressurized, he later confessed to the crowd that all what he had said was a lie but admitted that he was working with some white partners who promised to donate some fishing boats but could not materialize,” the VDC president said.
Pa Modou Camara, a monitoring officer at the Tanji Beach, also confirmed the story, saying that since the people had no trust in him, the village head, in consultation with the villagers, decided to hand him over to the Police in Tujereng.
A source close to the Tujereng Police confirmed the story, saying that he is currently detained, helping the police in their investigation.
Author: Alieu Darboe