Kibaaronews has received reliable information that Gambia’s Taranga FM general Manager, journalist Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay who was kept in detention until he fell sick and hospitalized on 11th April at the Edward Francis Teaching Hospital in Banjul, has ‘arrived’ in Senegal safe and sound.
Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay’s escape from EFSTH where he was receiving treatment under heavy security would be a great point of concern in the security operation within the Gambia. There are mounting investigations as to who and who must have assisted Mr Ceesay to escape the jurisdictions of the Gambia.
His escape after it was announced by the prosecutor in his case on Thursday when prison guards failed to bring him to court was internationally not believed due to the nature in which Yahya Jammeh’s regime has operated in the past. But this time to the relief of many including his family, Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay is indeed safe and sound.
The rumour of his reported murdered in detention with the United Democratic Party member, Solo Sandeng, was later denied by the GPU who later announced that he was alive and hospitalized but denied visits by either relatives or colleagues.
If we could reflect a little bit back as to what he was alleged to have committed, he was arrested on 2nd July 2 015 by the National Intelligence Agency after he was alleged to have privately shared a picture in which a gun was pointed toward a photograph of President Yahya Jammeh despite it had been confirmed he was not the author but that singular action has rendered him to be held ‘incommunicado’ from July 2 to July 13, then released but was again arrested on 17th July and detained at the National Intelligence Agency and denied access to a lawyer or his family.
He appeared before the High Court on August 25 and charged with six counts of sedition under Section 52 of the Gambian Criminal Code and publication of false news with intent to cause fear and alarm among the public. A crime if found guilty he could spend all his youthful life inside Africa’s hell on earth Mile 2 Central Prison. But the relief is he is freeeeeee!