Families of two missing US citizens still searching for them


By Mustapha Jallow Family members of two Gambian born US citizens, Alhagie MamutEbou JobeAlhagi Ceesay Ceesay and Ebou Jobe, who were abducted in the Gambia two years ago, are still searching for their missing loved ones.The duo was picked up by men in plain clothes at their apartment in Brusubi in June 2013 while they were on holidays in The Gambia, according to a close source. “The police have been informed and they are fully aware of the disappearance of Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe,” said the source. According to the source, the two, who are also biologically related, were in the Gambia on a business mission in order to pursue plans to invest in cashew export. The US government has been pursuing the disappearance of the two with the Gambia Government and did raise the issue at the recently concluded Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The US Charge d’Affaire in The Gambia, at a press conference late last year, also said “As far as I know, they were picked up and disappeared and we have asked the Gambia Government to investigate.” He disclosed that they have even offered the services of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to help in locating these two US citizens, adding that they will leave no stone unturned in searching for their nationals. Mr. Ceesay is said to have completed his Bachelor’s degree at University of Washington (Seattle) and later worked for Chevron Texaco for 11 years as an Infrastructure Systems Analyst. He recently obtained his MBA in 2013. He is married and has two children. As for Mr. Jobe, he is said to have graduated from the University of Washington and worked at Wal-Mart as an Operations Manager. He is also married and has three children.]]>