EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- Tributes flooded in from across the country on Saturday following the death of Inspector General of Police Mamour Jobe.
The police chief died earlier on Saturday at Medicare Clinic.
According to statement from the police, he will be laid to rest Sunday around 14:00 at Sinchu Alagie.
The late IGP Jobe served in various units of the Police Force for about 40 years and has been described as a patriot, gentleman and descent human being with vast and rich policing experience.
The veteran police officer spent the greater part of his career as the administrator of the Police Training School in Yundum.
To President Barrow, Gambia has lost a great son. “I am shocked and saddened by the sudden death of the Inspector General of The Gambia Police Force, Mamour Jobe.”
Mayor Talib Bensouda described IGP Jobe as a true gentleman. “It is with great sadness I learnt of the passing of Gambia’s Inspector General of Police Mamour Jobe, a true gentleman. My condolences to his family and the entire police force. May Allah grant him Jannah!”
Abdoulie Ceesay, Member of Parliament for Old Yundum Constituency, said the country was robbed of a “dedicated citizen with high integrity, commitment and experience in Policing and crime prevention.”
“On behalf of my constituents and on my own behalf as Member of Parliament for Old Yundum Constituency, I wish to convey my heartfelt condolence to the family, relatives, friends and comrades of the late IGP Mr. Mamour Jobe.”
Madi Jorbateh also paid tribute: “It’s with great sadness I express my heartfelt condolences to the family of the Late Alh. Mamour Jobe on his untimely and sudden demise. I wish to equally express my heartfelt condolences to the entire Gambia Police Force and the Republic in general. Indeed his demise is a huge loss to the GPF and the Republic.”
UDP leader, Ousainou Darboe said the late police chief always conducted himself with utmost professionalism.
“On behalf of the National Executive, the entire UDP and indeed on my behalf, we express our deepest condolences on the sudden passing of Alhaji Mamour Jobe the Inspector General of the Gambia Police Force, his family, people of Ballaghar and the rest of the nation.
“IGP Jobe rendered great service to the Gambia Police Force, he served for many years as the head of the Police Training School and during the difficult days of the dictatorship he always conducted himself with utmost professionalism, a grateful nation mourns his untimely death,” he said.
Mustafa Njie (TAF) added: “This is a sad day for Gambia as we mourn our dear brother and friend, IGP Mamour Jobe. We join all Gambians in praying for his soul to rest in Janatul Firdaus.”
To Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, CA leader, IGP Jobe was a patriot who served with distinction.
“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of IGP Mamour Jobe. As we mourn this great national loss, we grieve with and send our condolences to his family and the Gambia Police Force. He was a patriot who served his country with distinction. I adored him.”
Top Gambian police officer, Almameh S Manga also paid tribute to his late boss: “I just don’t know where to start but to say that this didn’t take me by surprise, I would be lying. The death of IGP Mamur Jobe is terribly shocking to everyone of us. May Allah grant him Jannah.”
GDC’s spokesperson Omar Ceesay also issued statement on behalf of the party.
“The death of IGP Alhagie Mamour Jobe is a sad and great loss to the Gambia; the Gambia Democratic Congress party under the leadership of Honourable Mamma Kandeh wishes to extend our deepest condolence to the entire police force, his family and the nation at large.
“Mamour Jobe will be mourned for a long time, as his hard work and relentless service to the country and the security sector earned him a reputable name in our country. He was known to be kind, polite and dedicated to national duties.”