By Mustapha Jallow
Family members of two Gambian born US citizens, Alhagie Mamut
Ceesay and Ebou Jobe, who were abducted in the Gambia two years ago, are still searching for their missing loved ones.The duo was picked up by men in plain clothes at their apartment in
Brusubi in June 2013 while they were on holidays in The Gambia,
according to a close source.
“The police have been informed and they are fully aware of the
disappearance of Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe,” said the source.
According to the source, the two, who are also biologically related,
were in the Gambia on a business mission in order to pursue plans to
invest in cashew export.
The US government has been pursuing the disappearance of the two with
the Gambia Government and did raise the issue at the recently
concluded Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human
Rights Council (UNHRC).
The US Charge d’Affaire in The Gambia, at a press conference late last
year, also said “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 US
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to help in locating these two
US citizens, adding that they will leave no stone unturned in
searching for their nationals.
Mr. Ceesay is said to have 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 Mr. Jobe, 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.