By Mustapha Jallow
A former Human Resource Director of Gamcel, Mr Seedy Jaiteh is still
in detention at Mile II prison for 164 days without appearance incourt or being released on bail after his arrest by state security
agents, according to family source.
The desperate family members told Foroyaa that they were denied access
to their loved one at Mile II Prison. “We were told to go home and
wait if they are done with him they will release him. He has spent at
last 5 months at Mile II prison without bail. We are traumatized and
am worried about him. We have made several attempts to visit him but to no
avail,” a family source narrated.
The family source added the reason connected to his arrest and detention is still
not known as they are not told by the said authorities.
According to our earlier report, Mr Jaiteh was arrested by state
operatives at his residence in Manjai Kunda around mid-night on 27
August, 2014, and led into a waiting vehicle with black tinted glass
without registration number plate and then whisked away to an unknown
However, on Thursday, 28 August 2014, family members visited the NIA,
the Police and NDEA but were told that Mr. Jaiteh was not held in any
of the three places.
During their search, according to the source, he was eventually traced
at the NIA headquarters in Banjul and that the family was initially
allowed to be taking food to him but this was stopped on 2 September
The source indicated that the family later got information that their
loved one is being held at Mile II prison, but that they could not
have access to him.
The fifty two year old man is said to have two wives and a child.