By Mustapha Jallow
The duo, while visiting The Gambia, was abducted from the same apartment at Brusubi in June, 2013 and up to date their family members have not set eyes on or heard from them.
It is reported that Alhagie completed his bachelor’s degree at University of Washington (Seattle), and later worked for Chevron Texaco for 11 years as an Infrastructure systems analyst. He recently obtained his MBA in 2013. He is married and has two children.
As for Ebou, he is said to have graduated from the University of Washington and worked at Wal-Mart as an Operations Manager. He is also married and has three children.
Family sources noted that the duo came to The Gambia with the intention of investing in cashew exporting business.
A family source has indicated that the police have been informed and are fully aware of the disappearance of the duo but are yet to come up with any findings regarding their whereabouts.
The US government has been pursuing the matter with the Gambia Government and did raise the matter at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
The US Charge d’Affaire said at a press conference late last year that, “As far as I know, they were picked up and disappeared and we have asked the Gambia Government to investigate.”
He disclosed that they have even offered the services of the FBI to help in locating these two US citizens and added that they will leave no stone unturned in searching for their nationals.