Secka’s Murder: Doubts Cloud Police Probe

By Abdoulie John

The spokesperson of a murdered university student’s family has accused the police of concealing evidence. Yusupha Combeh Njai refuted police reports that the night stabbing of Kebba Secka was an act of a single suspect.

Mr. Njai made the accusation during a press conference jointly organised by Team Gom Sa Bopa and #OccupyBAC at Alliance Franco-Gambienne, located along Kairaba Avenue.

Kebba Secka died during a fatal fracas last month. Police Constable Trawally, who confessed to the crime, has been charged with murder. He is expected to appear before the High Court.

But Secka’s family spokesman believed there was an unnamed second suspect. “Where is the second suspect?” Njai asked, insisting that “eye witnesses have confirmed that two persons took on Kebba Secka.” He wanted Gambian authorities to understand the family’s resilience in their quest for justice.

While urging the authorities to ensure that justice prevails in the murder case, Mr. Njai thought it appropriate to inform the bereaved family about the accused person’s appearance in court.

However, the Police Public Spokesman Lamin Njie said “the Police have exhausted their investigation and arrived at a conclusion. A culprit has been arrested and arraigned before a court of law.” Constable Trawally, whose case was transferred to the high court, briefly appeared before the lower court.

Mr. Njie has confirmed meeting Yusupha Combeh Njai investigation was in full swing. He denied allegations of sidestepping the Secka family who can get information from either the court or from the police. “They (the family) can be called at any time if the prosecution is with the view that the family has to testify,” he said.


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