A serving Gambian police constable who plunged a knifed into a 25-year-old man and left him to died in a pool of his own blood has been charged with murder.
First Class Constable Lamin Trawally allegedly stabbed Kebba Secka, a Business and Administration student of the University of the Gambia around the busy Palm Rima Junction at the beginning of this month.
Constable Trawally was on patrol with colleagues around the popular tourist area when they came across a group of youths they suspected of smoking cannabis.
Police said when the officers tried to conduct a bodily search on the youths, a scuffle erupted between them during which the constable stabbed Secka.
After plunging the knife on the youth, the constable reportedly fled the scene and left him to bleed to death. His body was later taken to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul for post-mortem examination.
A murder investigation was immediately launched and four people were initially arrested but later released by detectives after investigators established they are not culpable for the crime.
Constable Trawally was later arrested and questioned by detectives. In the course of the investigation, he came clean and admitted stabbing Secka with a knife
He was charged with his killing and is currently in custody awaiting trial.