Former Bondali Chief Arrested
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
The sacked district head of Foni Bondali in the West Coast region of The Gambia has been allegedly arrested and detained by state agents, The Daily News has reliably gathered.
Ebou Colley was reportedly arrested on parliamentary election day - Thursday March 29. At press time, he was not released.
The circumstances surrounding his saga are still unclear. But some unconfirmed sources linked it to the candidature of the Foni Bondali independent candidate, who contested against APRC’s incumbent Matarr Kujabbi, who retained his seat in the parliamentary polls.
Meanwhile, other reports suggested that the current chief of Foni Bondali was also arrested and released later.
“Claims of my arrest is news to me,” Chief Dembo Badjie told The Daily News via cell phone, describing it as baseless and unfounded.
“Infact, I was at Brikama Area Council on Monday and today as I am speaking to you, I am attending a meeting of chiefs at Lamin village.”
The councilor for Mayork ward, Hamadi B Sowe also claimed that he was not aware of Chief Badjie’s arrest.
“All I can say is that the people have voted for the APRC, but I cannot confirm the arrest of anyone as at now,” he said.
The newly re-elected National Assembly member Matarr Kujabbi could not be reached.
And the police spokeperson Mballow said he wasn’t aware.
Author: Alieu darboe