GPU Vice Prexy picked up by security agents

Reports reaching GambiaBeat has revealed that the Vice President of The Gambia Press Union has been picked up by state security agents from his house after the Friday (Juma) Prayers today.

Family sources said Baboucarr Ceesay was picked up by plain clothes agents, and whisked away. They could not however say why he got arrested.

GPU president Emil Touray, told GambiaBeat he got the news and had to soon leave office for Mr. Ceesay’s house on a fact finding mission.

Baboucarr got arrested along with Abubacarr Saidykhan at the peak of the infamous execution of death-row prisoners in Banjul, after the duo applied for a permit from Inspector General of Police to protest against the killings. After days of detention, they were granted bail without charges.

However, two weeks ago, reports emerged that some unidentified personnel were asking for him at his house at odd hours. Family members fear he might be abducted during these times.

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