Lt. Col. Solo Bojang has so far spent 277 days in illegal detention. Bojang remains detained at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) detention centre in Tanjai since his acquittal and discharge by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on 12 May 2014, Kairo News investigation reveals.
The erstwhile Commander of the State Guards in Kanilai and the former Manager of the Kanilai Family Farms remains incommunicado.
Mr. Bojang’s family lacks knowledge about his whereabouts. The family has been desperately searching for answers about the reasons for his illegal detention.
Lt. Col. Bojang was acquitted on three of the four counts [abuse of office, supplying false information, conspiracy and theft] slapped on him. He was convicted on supplying false information and fined D50, 000.
Mr. Bojang’s family has since paid the fine but their loved one remains in state custody.
Solo Bojang’s family last saw him in court on May 12 last year. He was whisked away by plainclothes officers soon after the court acquitted and discharged him. Solo Bojang has since not returned home.
Mr. Bojang’s case has once again proven the Jammeh government’s entrenched culture of disrespect for the Rule of Law, Justice Deliver and the Judiciary.