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Police officer died after being knocked down by a Motorcycle at a Check Point

Sergeant Salifu Touray of the Gambia Police Force who was on Thursday knocked down by a Motorcyclist at the Giroba Check Point in the Upper River Region has died. He died on Friday at the Bansang Hospital where he was receiving treatment.

“When the Motorcyclist knocked him down at the Giroba Check Point, he (the police officer) was rushed to the Basse Hospital that same day and was later transferred to Bansang Hospital in the Central River Region where he was pronounced dead on Friday,“ said a source.

Reliable sources told LTN that one Mustapha Sillah from Saabu Sirreh in the Upper River Region knocked down the police officer Sgt. Salifu Touray at the Giroba Check Point on Thursday afternoon, 12th October 2023 and he failed to stop.

“The Motorcyclist was coming from his village Saabu Sirreh, going towards Basse and when he arrived at the Giroba Check Point where he failed to stop and knocked down Sgt. Touray. He also dragged him to a distance where both of them fell down. Both the officer Sgt. Touray and the suspect Mustapha Sillah were rushed to the Basse Hospital, where the motorcyclist was treated and discharged while the victim Sgt. Touray who had serious injuries and fracture on both legs was referred to Bansang Hospital in CRR for further medical treatment,“ said the source.

Meanwhile, LTN contacted the acting Police PRO Cadet ASP Modou Musa Sisawo and he confirmed the incident.

“We can confirm that one of our Officers in Basse, Sgt Salif Touray, was knocked down while on traffic duty at a checkpoint at Giroba Kunda. Both the Officer and the motorist where taken to Basse Health Center for medical attention. The officer’s condition was not good. He was later transferred to Bansang Hospital, where he died as a result. The incident occurred on Thursday and he died the following day. Currently, arrangements are underway to transport the decease to Kombo and eventually for burial.

Meanwhile, the motorist is in police custody waiting to be charged,“ he said.

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