Bai Jobe Njie still Missing for 97 Days As son was sentenced to death by Court Martial


By Kebba Jeffang Today, Thursday, 9th April, 2015 marks 97 days disappearance withoutModou Njie trace of Mr. Bai Jobe Njie, the father of former Private Modou Njie, who was sentenced to death by a Court Martial on the 30th March, 2015. A family source said they still have no clue as to where their loved one is after he was picked up at his home in the wee hours of 2nd January,2015. He said since then they have neither set eyes him nor aware of his whereabouts. He said the arrest and subsequent disappearance of their loved one, who was also the bread winner and pillar of the family, is affecting them psychologically and economically. He added that they have been searching for him but to no avail. “We are really desperate about the situation because we do not know where and under what condition he is in. It is a course for concern and I wish the authorities put our plight into consideration. It has taken too long now, to be candid,” said the distraught looking relative. Bai Jobe Njie was reported arrested by two men who came to his home at Tallinding around 2 am on Friday, 2nd January, 2015 and whisked away in a numberless vehicle to an unknown destination. He is a driver at the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC). His son, Modou Njie, a former private soldier of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) who travelled to Germany was said to be part of the insurgents who attacked the State House in Banjul on the 30th December, 2014. He was charged with several counts, including treason, and tried before a Gambia Armed Forces Court Martial which convicted him. He was accordingly sentenced to both death and life imprisonment. The media, however, was excluded from covering the proceedings of the Court Martial.]]>