The Director General of The Gambia Immigration Department was not summoned to the State House for questioning, sources close to the State House clarified. According to the sources, we spoke to, Seedy Touray was at the State House on a different errand, contrary to the unfounded reports circulating on social media. “Mr. Touray was at the State House on a different mission. He was never summoned for questioning,” our source said.
Touray’s Department had been under fire amid accusations of profiling leveled against the GID institution by the Tourism Minister Hamat Bah. Bah has alleged that Gambian Fullanis have been victims of Immigration profiling and arrest over the years. He says his tribesmen were often denied access to ID Card.
Bah says the Barrow government was going to make an end to such abuses. He urged his Fullani tribesmen not to vote for what he called “the rats.” He warned that if such folks are voted into office the Fullas would continue to suffer.
Days after Bah’s wild accusations against the GID, the GID Director Seedy Touray was seen at the State House. Insiders say Touray’s visit shouldn’t be construed as if he was called in for questioning.
Mr. Touray could not be reached for comment, but insiders at the Immigration Department have confirmed his recent visit to the State House.