By Kebba Jeffang
Today, Thursday, 9th April, 2015 marks 97 days disappearance without
trace of Mr. Bai Jobe Njie, the father of former Private Modou Njie, who was sentenced to death by a Court Martial on the 30th March, 2015.
A family source said they still have no clue as to where their loved one is after he was picked up at his home in the wee hours of 2nd January,2015. He said since then they have neither set eyes him nor aware of
his whereabouts. He said the arrest and subsequent disappearance of
their loved one, who was also the bread winner and pillar of the
family, is affecting them psychologically and
economically. He added that they have been searching for him but to no
“We are really desperate about the situation because we do not know
where and under what condition he is in. It is a course for concern
and I wish the authorities put our plight into consideration. It has
taken too long now, to be candid,” said the distraught looking
Bai Jobe Njie was reported arrested by two men who came to his home at
Tallinding around 2 am on Friday, 2nd January, 2015 and whisked away
in a numberless vehicle to an unknown destination. He is a driver at
the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC).
His son, Modou Njie, a former private soldier of the Gambia Armed
Forces (GAF) who travelled to Germany was said to be part of the
insurgents who attacked the State House in Banjul on the 30th
December, 2014. He was charged with several counts, including treason,
and tried before a Gambia Armed Forces Court Martial which convicted
him. He was accordingly sentenced to both death and life imprisonment.
The media, however, was excluded from covering the proceedings of the
By Kebba Jeffang