Gambian opposition supporter in court for taking pictures at a police station

Gambian opposition supporter in court for taking pictures at a police station

A Gambian opposition supporter has been arrested and charged by the police for taking pictures of opposition activists that were being detained at a police station in Bwiam, in the southern Gambian region of Foni.

Abdoulie Bojang, a supporter of the main opposition APRC party pleaded not guilty of breaching the peace.

Bojang’s sister was among dozens of APRC supporters who were arrested by the police for throwing stones at a handful of government supporters returning from the swearing-in ceremony of President Adama Barrow.

Police officer Alieu Ndure said Bojang was warned not to take pictures, instructions he disobeyed and was later asked to leave the station.

Bojang was detained by the police after he refused to unlock his phone for the officers to delete pictures from his phone.

A court released him on a D5,000 ($125.00) bail.

APRC leader, Yahya Jammeh was defeated in the polls in December. He fled to exile in Equatorial Guinea after regional troops advanced towards the capital to oust him.

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