EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: A total of eight people detained at Brikama Police Station during this week’s land dispute riots have been moved to Brusubi Police Station, EyeAfrica TV can reveal.
Its not clear why they are moved as Police PRO Superintendent Foday Conta can’t be reached at the time of writing this article.
It could be recalled that last Tuesday, a group of individuals resident in Bafuloto in the West Coast Region launched attacks on law enforcement officials and those of the Department of Physical Planning as they attempted to pull down illegal structures in that village and its environs.
The officials of the Department of Physical Planning were believed to be acting on a court decision to remove the illegal structures and the occupants were said to have long and duly served with removal and quit notices.
No sooner had the team started the demolition exercise than the angry villagers descended on them. The demolition team had to flee the area. They were chased up to Farato, on the Serrekunda-Brikama highway. This resulted to injuries and a privately owned car and a caterpillar were allegedly burned down by the villagers.
The melee played out in broad daylight and ricocheted across the media.
Meanwhile, the situation is now under control.