By Mustapha Jallow
Foroyaa has been informed by a family source that Mrs. Mama Harr
Ceesay, a staff attached to the Income Tax Department of Gambia
Revenue Authority (GRA), has been arrested at her office on Friday, 10
July, and taken to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
headquarters in Banjul.The source confirmed that she is still held at the NIA and that they
have access to her, adding that the reasons for her arrest and
subsequent detention are not yet known to them.
Mrs. Ceesay’s detention without release has exceeded 72 hours and is
in clear violation of Section 19 of the Second Republican Constitution
of The Gambia.
When this reporter visited her office, he was told at the
reception that the senior officers were on a meeting and that Mrs.
Ceesay was out of the country.
According to the source, Mrs Ceesay, who is a resident of Manji-Kunda,
has been working at this institution since 1981.
However, efforts to talk to the NIA proved unsuccessful.