UTG Student Soldier Clocks 14 Days in Detention


By Kebba Jeffang Sanna Fadera, a student studying Chemistry and Biology at the University of the Gambia (UTG) and who is also aSanna Fadera soldier attached to the Bio-Chemistry Laboratory of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), is still under detention at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for fifteen days today, according to a family source. The brother of the detained student/soldier revealed that since his arrest it was only one family member who had access to him. Mr. Fadera’s detention without release has exceeded the 72hrs limit provided by section 19 of the Constitution of The Gambia. The source had earlier told Foroyaa that since his arrest, the family has not been informed of the reason for detaining him. Foroyaa has first reported the disappearance of Sanna Fadera on Monday, 1st June, after being informed about it by his sister who also called for his release. She indicated that the family is worried that her brother will miss his examinations which are presently ongoing. It is not clear whether Fadera is being treated as a soldier or civilian. Foroyaa will again contact Defence headquarters to get more explanation.  ]]>