By Mustapha K. Jallow
Mr Seedy Jaiteh, a former Human Resources (HR) Director at Gamcel Company, is said to be held incommunicado since his arrest on 27 August, 2014.
According to a family source, Mr Jaiteh has been in detention for a period of 113 days without being released, arraigned or granted bail. The members added that they are denied access to him.
The family source told Foroyaa that the reason (s) for his arrest and long detention has not been put forward to them. Mr Jaiteh’s detention has exceeded the 72 hour limit which is mandated by the Constitution of the Gambia.
According to reports received by this reporter, Mr. Jaiteh was arrested around mid-night by men in plain clothes at his residence in Manjai Kunda on 27 August 2014 and then whisked away in a black vehicle with tinted glasses without a registration number.
After his arrest, his family members initially tried to locate him at the NIA, police headquarters and NDEA at Holgam in Kanifing but were told that he was not held in any of these detention centres. He was later traced at the NIA headquarters in Banjul where the family was initially allowed to be taking food to him which stopped after five days.
“We have been allowed access to him for about five days when he was detained at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Banjul but could not see him since then,” said our source.
Mr. Jaiteh is said to be fifty two years old and has two wives and a child.