Police Rough-handles a Soldier
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Ousainou Jammeh, a military personnel attached to the State Guard was arraigned for dangerous driving when he knocked two commercial vehicles. Police say the incident happened at Kololi on April 27, 2012.
Omar Sarjo of Ebo Town is the owner of one of the vehicles allegedly damaged by the soldier.
He testified in court that the accused was driving at a very high speed, pursuing a convoy of presidential motorcade, which passed where he was parked by police, about 20 minutes before.
Jammeh, who pleaded not guilty to the alleged offence, which falls under the Motor Traffic (Amendment) Act, 2009, was granted bail to the tune of D20, 000, plus two Gambian guarantors.
A row however erupted between him and the police, who tried to take him away after he failed to fulfill the bail bond.‘I’m a soldier and you’re a police, so you cannot arrest me,” the soldier was heard telling the policemen, who rough-handled him in the process of the arrest.