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By Mustapha Jallow & Fatoumatta K. Jallow

Foroyaa has been reliably informed by a family source that Lamin Marigo and Lamin Sey, who were among 36 people arrested as Lamin Marigo and Lmain Seysupporters of the United Democratic Party (UDP), have been released on bail on 30 June, 2016 around 4 am and now reunited with their families.

Mr. Bubabcarr Bah, told this reporter that his brother Marigo and his friend Sey were both released on bail at the Police headquarters in Banjul.

He said the information on the release of his brother was known when the latter (Marigo) called the wife to tell her that they should come to police headquarters to bail them. He said it was then that he and the wife immediately rushed to Banjul and then bailed him. He added that the brother was asked to report back on Monday, 4 July, 2016.

‘‘On Wednesday, 28 June we were informed that our loved ones were moved from Janjanbureh prison in Central River Region (CRR) to Mile II prison where they had spent one night before taken to Police headquarters yesterday to be released. This was really joyful and we were very happy to see him back after being held for several weeks in detention without access to their families or court appearance,” he disclosed.

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Mr. Bah said while he was at the police station, he saw many other detainees whose relatives also came to bail and receive them.

Speaking to Maimuna Marigo, the wife of Lamin, she also expressed her joy for reuniting with her husband. She said they are at their home at coastal road receiving relatives, friends and neighbours and other well wishers who are coming to visit the husband.

It was earlier reported that the two were among the 36 supporters of the United Democratic Party (UDP) who were arrested on Monday, 9 May 2016 by the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) on the same day when Mr Ousainou Darboe, leader of UDP, and other party members, appeared in court in Banjul. They were reported missing for some days before some family members could traced them to Janjanbureh prison in CRR

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