By Mustapha Jallow
The families of Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe, the two missing Gambian born US citizens, are still asking for the whereabouts of the duo said to have been abducted in the Gambia since 2013 by men believed to be state security agents.
A close family source told Foroyaa that the two were picked up in two years ago from an apartment in Brusubi which they had rented and not seen or heard from since that fateful day. It was said that the two were in the Gambia on holidays and had plans to invest in the cashew business in their country of origin. The two missing men, who were born in The Gambia but acquired US citizenship, are also said to be very close relatives.
The family source also say that the police were informed about the abduction which was reported to them immediately after the incident had happened. “The police have been informed and they are fully aware of the disappearance of Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe,” added the source.
The two families are therefore appealing to both the Gambian and US governments to help them trace and secure the release of the two missing US citizens.
The US Chargee d’Affaires in The Gambia, at a press conference late last year, said that the US 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.