Aformer steward at State House has been released after spending 3 years under the custody of the state, The Daily Newscan reliably report.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Former State House Steward Released After 3 Yrs in Detention
Ebou Jarju on Tuesday June 26, between the hours of 3-4pm, left Mile 2, State Central Prison, situated at the outskirts of Banjul, and walked home as a freeman.
Believed to be in his late 30s, MrJarjue is a native of Darsilameh, a village in the Kombo Central district of the West Coast region of The Gambia.
Media reports have it that he was first arrested in 2008 and detained at the police headquarters in Banjul up to 2009.
The former steward was then released, only for the state security agents to re-arrest him shortly afterwards.
He has since been reportedly detained at Mile II until on Tuesday when he was said to have been released allegedly on a presidential directive.
A source close to his family told this paper that no charge was levied against him. No reason was advanced for his arrest and detention, nor was he taken to court, even though The Gambian constitution forbids such detention beyond 72hours.
“Ebou Jarjue got the information on Tuesday June 26, [that he was free] when he returned from the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital for medical check up,” our source said.
Author: Binta A Bah