MD OF TARANGA FM IN DETENTION FOR OVER A FORTNIGHT

According to family sources, Mr Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, the managing director of Taranga FM has been held at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters Alhaji Abdoulie Ceesay, Manager Teranga FMfor more than a fortnight now. This is in contravention of the Constitution of The Gambia which forbids the detention of any person for more than 72 hours without being brought before a court.
A family source indicated that he was picked up from a friend’s home at Latrikunda German late in the night on Friday, 17 July 2015. The source added that an official had called Mr Sisay and suggested that they meet at a friend’s house in Latrikunda which he did. Upon arriving at the friends home, Mr Sisay was whisked away by uniformed and plain clothes officers.
Sources also say that Mr Sisay’s home was visited on Tuesday, 21 July and his medications and medical papers were taken along. Mr Sisay had been receiving treatment from a private clinic after his release on 13 July 2015 by his abductors who kidnapped him on 2 July 2015.
The Gambia Press Union had issued a statement calling for the immediate release of Abdoulie Ceesay.
A family source said since he was bundled into a vehicle by unidentified men on 17 July 2015, Mr Ceesay has been placed under incommunicado detention. He added that Mr Ceesay’s family and colleagues have been unable to access him and that different people had been at the NIA on three occasions but were denied access. The source further said that they were told at the NIA that Mr Ceesay was under investigation and the family will be called when they are ready.