President Adama Barrow Vow To Investigate Cases Of Missing People

The father of a Gambian youngster, who disappeared under exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh, has been telling AFP news agency that he has lost hope of ever seeing his son again.

Sarjo Manneh rejoiced when Mr Jammeh finally relented under international pressure and gave up power last month.

However, unlike others who have been reunited with their loved ones, Mr Manneh has yet to receive any information on the the whereabouts of his son, Ebrima Manneh.

He was arrested in 2006 for unknown reasons at the headquarters of the Daily Observer newspaper where he worked.

His father is quoted by AFP as saying:

“My hopes are dashed. I want to bring Yahyah Jammeh to justice as well as those who are responsible for my son’s disappearance.”

New Gambian president Adama Barrow announced over the weekend that his government will set up a commission to investigate the disappearance of people who went missing after being picked up by secret service agents during Mr Jammeh’s rule.



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