by Assan Sallah
Commissioner Landing Bojang, former Commander of the Operation Bulldozer that was launched by the former president Yaya Jammeh in 2012, has been appointed as the new Chief of Operations of The Gambia Police Force effective, Friday, 26 January, 2018.
Bojang replaced Modou Gaye who is now transferred to the Joint Operations Centre of the Gambia Police Force in Brusubi.
The police chief Landing Kinteh has also made reshuffle in key positions of the police top brass. Commissioner Kebba M. Bojang has been moved from West Coast Region to the Peacekeeping and Documentation Centre.
CP Prosecutions Ousman Gibba is now moved to West Coast Region, whilst Superintendent Ismaila Camara, a senior officer who was in charge of Police Operations in LRR is re-deployed to the Banjul International Airport as head of the police at the country's main gateway.
Meanwhile, ACP Yaya Touray is now heading the Prosecutions and Legal Affairs Unit. Many officers described the latest move by the IGP as brilliant and indeed timely. They said all the transfers are good but some of them raised concerns on the appointment of ACP Yaya Touray.
According to some officers at the head office, ACP Yaya Touray is a Secondary Four leaver is and has no knowledge in legal background although he was in the Prosecutions Unit for many years.
"We are a bit worried because having a Secondary Four leaver to head a Legal Unit where there are many qualified Barristers and Solicitors is a real cause for concern. And it could be regarded as an insult," said one of the officers.
Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Buba Jassey, ASP Mariama Fatty and Biram Jallow, all of whom were posted at the Airport, have been suspended while investigations are going.
This reshuffle came in wake of the recent security lapses in the country.