Friday, 12 March 2010
Bun Sanneh behind bars again
Reports from Banjul indicate that the beleaguered former head of Gambia’s National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), Ebrima Bun Sanneh, has been re-arrested, barely 24 hours after he was released from custody.
Sources say Bun was picked up from his house by unidentified security personnel who whisked him away to an unknown destination.
However, according to a report by AFP, Bun was taken to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
AFP quoted military sources in Banjul as saying that Bun was rearrested last night and escorted to the offices of the NIA, where he is said to be facing ‘‘a panel of investigators set up to investigate allegations of drug trafficking involving senior members of the country's security units."
Bun Sanneh was dismissed and arrested on March 5th, just two days after the dismissal and subsequent detention of former IGP Ensa Badjie. Both men are highly rumored to be involved in alleged drug dealing activities. But the government is yet to make any official announcement regarding either their dismissal or subsequent arrest.