Agents of the feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA) have released the 13-year-old son of Baboucarr ‘Bai’ Lowe, one of the men accused of launching an attack on State House in Banjul on December 30th, 204.
Bai’ Lowe, a former Warrant Officer Class 2 of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), is a dissident based in Germany.
So far, no reasons were advanced for the release of Yusupha Lowe and his 19-year-old uncle Pa Alieu Lowe on Friday. The duo spent 43 days in illegal detention during which they were denied their right to appear before a competent court of law within 72 hours or freed. Yusupha and Pa Alieu who did not have access to their family also missed school during the period.
The boys’ family in Lamin, Kombo North, confirmed the release. The family is delighted to see the boys returned home to re-unite with them.
It could be recalled that NIA agents on January 1 picked up the Lowe boys together with the ex-wife of Baboucarr Lowe, Jariatou Lowe, in their family residence in Lamin. Jariatou Lowe was released on February 5th after 36 days in illegal detention without trial.