It has been brought to our attention that the son and brother of Baboucarr Bai Lowe are still being detained. This however contradicted our earlier story by our Banjul correspondent that Yusupha Lowe, 13, and Pa Alieu Lowe, 19, were released from illegal detention without trial.
When this was brought to our attention, Kairo News contacted its Banjul correspondent to dig deeper into the story but what he came across was startling. “What choice does a reporter have other than writing a story that has been confirmed by the family?” our reporter asked. “But the same family is again telling me that Yusupha and Pa Alieu have been released but haven’t arrived home.”
Kairo News contacted its security sources who provided possible motive that might have triggered the story. “I suspect the story is a set up, aimed at luring Bai Lowe to call home when news of the boys’fill the air. The NIA still wants to know what Bai will tell his family. The family was asked to announce that the boys were released when they are still being illegally detained,” said a security source. “Foroyaa also published the story quoting family sources.”
Whatever the case, Kairo News correspondent will follow the story closely until he comes to the bottom of it.
We hope our readers will understand that dessimination of factual and reliable news in a dictatorship like ours is always challenging, costly and risky. Kairo News will always do its best to empower its brave army of correspondents with all the necessary tools so they producive accurate, factual and reliable information.