OMAR JABANG ABDUCTED

Mustapha Jallow

Omar Malleh Jabang, a businessman, was abducted in broad daylight at Abuko Abattoir on Thursday 10 November 2016 by three omar-malleh-jabangmen in plain clothes, according to eye witnesses.

Sources at the Abattoir say the ardent supporter of the Independent Candidate, Dr Isatou Touray was picked up from the Abattoir between 9am and 10am by a white pick up with a numberless number plate. They added that they heard Omar asking them why he was being arrested and he was told that he would be told later; that two of them boarded the pick up with him while the third abductor drove Mr Jabang’s Pajero.

According to family sources Omar Jabang’s arrest was preceded by phone calls and tracking of his pajero by a black jeep. Unknown callers purporting to be calling from the PMO had asked him on two occasions to report for work as he was being reinstated to a job he lost some five years ago but that he did not go. However, when he was invited by a caller to the Abuko Abattoir he went and that was the time he was abducted. Family members say that they noticed that as Omar Jabang left his home in Nema Kunku the same black jeep followed him.

Family sources added that they received information of his abduction soon after it took place but whenever they called his four phone numbers the phones kept ringing without a response. They expressed concern for his safety and security.

They say they have reported the matter to the police at Nema Kunku and Bundung. The police at Nema Kunku have recorded the complaint in their diary while the police at Bundung have referred them to the PRO at the police headquarters in Banjul.