EYEAFRICA TV: Sinchu Alagie, THE GAMBIA:- The Gambia’s Inspector General of Police, Mamour Jobe has been laid to rest on Sunday at his hometown of Sinchu Alagie.
IGP Jobe died on Saturday afternoon at Medicare Clinic in Brusubi. It’s not known to the public whether Gambia’s police chief had any underlying health condition prior his demise.
Top officials including Vice President – Isatou Ceesay, Minister of Interior – Yankuba Sonko, Attorney General and Minister of Justice – Dawda Jallow, Minister of Tourism and Culture – Hamat Bah, Director of Drug Law Enforcement Agency – Bakary Gassama, former Minister of Justice – Abubacar Tambedou, Director General of SIS – Osman Sowe, President of Supreme Islamic Council – Essa Darboe, all graced the occasion and paid tribute to late IGP Jobe.
When his untimely demise was announced, tributes flooded in from across the country for a man described as a patriot, gentleman and descent human being with vast and rich policing experience.
“He was a listener, a muslim, a dignify, humble, straightforward, honest, down to earth and a mentor who always advise his young brothers to work hard and share experience,” one of his younger brothers, Biran S. Jobe said.
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.”
UDP leader, Ousainou Darboe said the late IGP Jobe has always conducted himself with utmost professionalism.
“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 an 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.”
The late IGP Jobe served in various units of the Police Force for about 40 years and spent the greater part of his career as the administrator of the Police Training School in Yundum.
The late Mamour Jobe is survived by 3 wives and 4 children.