6 MONTH BED-RIDDEN DETAINEE AT NIA FOR 33 DAYS

By Mustapha Jallow

Alhaji Kebba Touray, who runs a clearing and forwarding agency, who is
reported to be bed-ridden for six months at the time of his arrest, is still detained for 33 days at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
detention center in Banjul.
According to close family sources they are denied access to him and that they do
not have the opportunity to take food and clothes to him, adding they
are still concerned about his state of health. The family
added that the reason(s) for his arrest and detention is still unknown
to them as they didn’t hear any explanation from the said
authorities. Mr. Touray is being held for more than 72 hours without
charge or bail.
Readers would recall that Mr Touray was arrested around 2pm on
Saturday, 24 January, 2015 at his residence at Tobacco Road in Banjul
by men who identified themselves as state agents of the NIA asking him
to accompany them to a meeting at state house in Banjul.
Reports indicate that in 2009, Mr. Touray was arrested and later
released in the wake of the arrest of Lt. Gen. Lang Tombong Tamba, a
former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF)
and others.