Tag: Detention


Girl Stabs 'Baby Daddy' To Death

Mariama Konteh alias ‘Kuku’ from the Bakau quarter known as ‘Farokono’, has been arrested for stabbing to death her boyfriend, Tijan Bah, 23, Wednesday evening not far from the offices of The Standard newspaper. A visibly grief-stricken aunty of the deceased, Aji Fatou Jallow, yesterday told The Standard: “I understand […]


News Flash: NIA Detains Gambian Activist

Gambian activist has been reportedly arrested and detained by the agents of the Gambia’s most feared National Intelligence Agency. Ousainou Baye Sankareh, a local language radio presenter of Kibaaro Radio, was believed to be intercepted at the Banjul International Airport shortly after he landed on Thursday. Details of Mr. Sankareh’s […]

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Defence Counsel Slams Prosecution

The defense attorney representing the Voice Newspaper journalists on Thursday urges the Banjul Magistrate’s Court” to acquit and discharge” his clients. Lawyer Lamin Camara slams the prosecution for “woefully failing to establish a prima facie against Sainey MK Marenah and Musa Sheriff.” Marenah and Sheriff are standing trial on conspiracy […]


Mile II Inmate Tortured To Death

An inmate of Mile II Central Prisons last week died in mysterious circumstances. Mamadi Manneh died on February 4, 2014 after he had gone through severe torture in the hands of prison officers. Our Mile II sources confirmed that Mamadi’s death followed two days of severe tortures. Manneh, a native […]