BREAKING NEWS: OUSAINOU BAYE SANKAREH RELEASED! HE SAID HE WAS NOT TORTURED!!

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STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!! STOP PRESS!!! 

OUSAINOU BAYE SANKAREH RELEASED AFTER TWO DAYS IN DETENTION! HE SAID HE WAS NOT TORTURED!!

MR SANKAREH IS STILL IN THE GAMBIA……

Ousainou Baye Sankareh Said he is fine for now in the Gambia!!!

Ousainou Baye Sankareh Said he is fine for now in the Gambia!!!

The Management of Kibaaro Media wishes to notify the general public that their Radio Journalist, Ousainou Baye Sankareh has been released in the Gambia. Mr Sankareh contacted the management to confirm that he was released from detention and that he is fine. He clarified that he was not arrested by the NIA, as we earlier reported, but by the Police and was detained at the Police Serious crime unit in Banjul.

He was informed that his arrest was in connection with the alleged beating of a fellow Gambian in Holland by him and Mr Sillaba Samateh. He said he endured 8 hours of questioning but was never tortured by his interrogators. He was released today on bail and was asked to return after the Muslim feast of Eid-ul Adha, locally known as Tobaski in the Gambia. His travel documents and some of his belonging have been confiscated by his interrogators.

Earlier today, one of our Kibaaro’s editors, was informed by a top official of the Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA) that they have never arrested Mr Sankareh. The NIA official was adamant that Mr Sankareh was never arrested by the agency. He went further to advise Kibaaro to desist from reporting false news, as that will damage the paper’s credibility. His advice was much appreciated and taken in good fate by the paper’s editor, but was quick to remind him about the agency’s records on arresting innocent Gambians, whilst denying ever coming in contact with them. For that reason, he put to him that the agency’s credibility was in the gutters.

Mr Sankareh had however expressed his amazement at the media frenzy his case had attracted. He was further not happy that his story had gone viral, as he fears the consequences it may get him to, since his case is not yet concluded. He is scheduled to report to the police next week and does not know his fate thereafter. Mr Sankareh implores all online media houses to suspend the Media Campaign initiated for his release, as he is now released. He said he understands the concerns raised but that it could now get him into even more trouble, if it continues.

In the meantime, the Kibaaro Media Management wish to express their gratitude to the solidarity and support shown to them, during the last 24 hours, by Gambians of all works of lives, Gambian Civil Society Groupings, various individuals, their comrades in the media fraternity, etc.

“They have made us realise that we are not alone in this struggle”, expressed Bamba Serigne Mass of Kibaaro! “We still seek the support of our comrades in the Media and International organisations should Mr Sankareh’s life be in danger again in the Gambia”, he added.

Kibaaro will keep you posted on this story as it unfolds.

 


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