By Mustapha Jallow
Lt. Col. Solo Bojang, the former Commanding Officer of the State
Guards at the president’s home village of Kanilai as well as the
ex manager of the Kanilai Family Farm, is still detained at a detention centre at Tanji in Kombo South for 277 days now, according to a close family source.The source also indicated that he is detained incommunicado as his family
does not have access to him while in detention.
The former army officer was facing a four count charge of ‘Abuse of
office’, ‘False information’, ‘Conspiracy’ and ‘Theft’ before the
Brikama Magistrates’ Court. On 12 May 2014, he was acquitted
and discharged on three counts but convicted and sentenced to a fine of D50, 000
on one of the charges which was reportedly paid. However, he was immediately arrested and
whisked away after he was released by the court and was held
incommunicado since then.