Friday, 11 October 2013 19:00(JollofNews) – The treasurer of the main opposition United Democratic Party who was last month arrested and detained incommunicado by the feared Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA) was yesterday taken to hospital for medical treatment.
Amadou Sanneh is said to be suffering from ill health and is unable to walk or stand without help as a result of torture and other inhumane treatment he was allegedly subjected to by the NIA.
Mr Sanneh was arrested together with Malang Fatty, Sambou Fatty and Bakary Baldeh, a commissioner of oath for allegedly conspiring to help Malang Fatty secure political asylum in Finland.
Since their arrest on 19th September, the men were held at the NIA headquarters in Banjul where they were alleged to have been subjected to many inhumane treatments including torture. They were later paraded before the national media by the NIA which accused them of trying to smear the image of President Yahya Jammeh and the Gambia.
The men who looked frail were finally taken to a special criminal court in Banjul Thursday.
The presiding judge who adjourned the case till Monday issued an order for the NIA to take the ill Amadou Sanneh who was unable to stand in the dock to hospital for treatment.
Written by PK Jarju
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