UDP SUPPORTERS ARRESTED, DETAINED AT PIU

By Mustapha Jallow

An eye witness has reported that supporters of the United Democracy Party (UDP) were arrested and detained yesterday, 9 May, 2016 around 5 pm by the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) near their headquarters on the Banjul-Serekunda highway in Kanifing.

According to the source, these UDP supporters were walking along the sides of the highway with banners and heading towards Westfield when they were intercepted and put in a truck which took them to the nearby PIU headquarters.

This incident occurred after the end of the proceedings of the case involving Ousainou Darboe, the UDP leader and other party members, which was held earlier in Banjul yesterday.

This reporter has made efforts to contact the police PRO on the issue of the arrests and detention but to no avail.