Abdoulie G. Dibba
Today, Tuesday, 23rd June 2015, marks 114 days of Haruna Gassama’s
arrest and detention without court appearance.
Mr. Gassama is the current President of the Central River Rice
Farmers’ Cooperative Ltd. and has been in NIA detention since Monday2nd March 2015 without being released or taken before a court of law.
The president of the CRR rice farmers’ cooperative was arrested on the
day when the staff of the Sheriff Division of the High Court was in the Lower Fulladu
District to execute an order of a judgment delivered by the high
court on the 12th of January 2015 in favour of him and his committee
as the plaintiffs.
A family source informed this reporter that their loved one is still
detained at the NIA office in Banjul but that they have not yet been
allowed access to him, adding that the family is not aware of any charge preferred against him
Speaking on behalf of the family, the source said they are appealing
to the head of state to intervene to secure the immediate release of
their loved one in the spirit of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.