WHERE IS COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, THOMAS JARJU? Missing For 14 Days

By Mustapha Jallow

Reliable information reaching this reporter speaks of the disappearance of the Gambia Prison Services Commissioner, Mr. Thomas Jarju.

This reporter approached family sources to confirm the story. According to a close family member, Commissioner Jarju, a resident of New Yundum, has gone missing two weeks ago, since he set out for work at the Mile II Central Prison in Banjul on June 4, 2014.

Asked if they know why he did not come back, the family source said they couldn’t establish the reason for the Commissioner’s sudden disappearance from the public view. The family source also said they are unaware of his current whereabouts since the day he went out for work at his office in Banjul. The source also indicated that since Commissioner Jarju’s disappearance, the family has been in a state of trauma for the sudden disappearance of their loved one. “We have tried all possible means at our disposal to trace him through telephone calls to his personal contact number, but all our efforts proved futile as his phone is switched off and unreachable,” said the source.

The source added that Commissioner Jarju is the sole bread winner of the family and has many children, the youngest being a 2 month old baby boy.