GIA DIRECTOR’S DETENTION WITHOUT CHARGE, CLOCKS 52 DAYS

By Mustapha Jallow

The detention of the Managing Director  of the Gambia International AirlineMD Bakary Nyassi (GIA), Bakary Nyassi has today clocked fifty-two (52) days, exceeding the constitutional detention limit of 72Hrs.

Nyassi who is currently in Police is yet to be arraigned before a court of law.

This follows his arrest on 19 August, 2014. Mr Nyassi is still detained at the Brusubi Police Station without any official charge pressed on him, a source informs this paper.

“We still don’t know why he is arrested. We expected that he would be released to observe the feast of Eid-Ul-Adha at his home with his family, but this has not happen and we are really disappointed,” said a family source.

Mr Nyassi was said to have been arrested by the police at a time when he was supposed to travel to Canada for further studies, but his arrest has delayed all that.