Abdoulie G. Dibba

Imam Cherno Gassama of Dasilami Mosque in the Lower Fulladu West District, Central River Region is currently detained at the Janjanbureh Central Prison, a reliable source reveals.

According to sources, Imam Gassama was arrested on Monday, 2 November, 2015 at his residence in Darsilami by a personnel of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) accompanied by a police officer from Brikamaba Police Station.

A family source confirmed the story and added that Imam Gassama was arrested around 12 mid-day at his home and carried away on a motor cycle by the NIA officer to Brikamaba Police Station.

According to the family source, the Imam was detained briefly at the station and finally taken to Janjanbureh Central Prison where he is currently being detained.

The family source said that they cannot have access to their loved one and cannot tell why he was arrested and detained.