The public is hereby duly informed that the woman allegedly seen beating a girl child with a pestle in a video that has gone viral has been arrested and placed in Police custody.
Adama Jarju, a 30 year old resident of Lamin Kerewan is arrested today Monday 20th September 2021. Her arrest came following a viral video currently in circulation on social media in which she was allegedly seen abusing and beating an eight year old girl with a heavy pestle causing her severe injuries.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the girl is not a biological daughter of Adama, but the daughter of her sister placed under her care.
She explained to the Police that she was angered by the girl when she assigned her to do some remedial work which she failed to do. According to her, this was the reason for such inhumane treatment meted on her.
She is currently helping Police with their investigations.
The Gambia Police Force through its Gender and Child Protection Unit strongly advise parents to desist from the abuse and maltreatment of children as there is zero tolerance for such a behaviour.
Individuals found wanting will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.