The former Ruling APRC spokesman Seedy Njie said he was arrested and taken to the Barrow State House, where was interrogated by the Director of Intellgence Muhammed Kanteh. “I woke up this morning Friday 19th January 2018(after 7am) saw four plain cloth men one of them a driver standing close to my vehicle waiting to arrest me. The officers rushed to me and claimed to be police officers informing me that “Hon sir, we are police officers acting on directive from the office of the President to get you” said one of them who later told me his name is Lamin Darboe. They further told me that “we are taking you to police headquarter in Banjul”. I asked them to go and will join them but they insisted taking me then I decided to get back to my house to change my dress. The officers whisked me away in a double cabin pick-up to state house NIA office where Muhammed Kanteh Director of Intelligence President office was waiting with other officers,” Seedy Njie wrote in a statement he issued to the media. Mr. Kanteh could not be reached for his own side of the story. Below is the full statement. 

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I woke up this morning Friday 19th January 2018(after 7am) saw four plain cloth men one of them a driver standing close to my vehicle waiting to arrest me. The officers rushed to me and claimed to be police officers informing me that “Hon sir, we are police officers acting on directive from the office of the President to get you” said one of them who later told me his name is Lamin Darboe. They further told me that “we are taking you to police headquarter in Banjul”. I asked them to go and will join them but they insisted taking me then I decided to get back to my house to change my dress.

The officers whisked me away in a double cabin pick-up to state house NIA office where Muhammed Kanteh Director of Intelligence President office was waiting with other officers. “The reason why you are brought here is in connection with your recent call for the release of your supporter Landing Manneh and you (Seedy) also said that ” what the country need is national reconciliation and unity not violence” these words should not come from you as a political leader.

Landing is arrested by the security how can you say that he should be released. The interrogation/confrontation lasted for about two hours or more and was asked to report back on Monday to the same office .

I told the team that I will continue to call for his release and any other detainees….

Seedy S.K Njie APRC Spokesman and Press Secretary.

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