Breaking News: GRTS Reporter Bakary Fatty Arrested by Gambia’s Notorious NIA
By Staff Writer
News flash reaching Gainako reported that one Bakary Fatty, a reporter with GRTS, was interrogated and arrested by the notorious agents of Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency. It is not clear to this medium why Fatty was interrogated and arrested. A close family member of Fatty confirmed of his arrest. In the Gambia where the Jammeh administration muzzles the press, the Government is not in the habit of updating on citizens’ arrests; getting information for news outlets is made very difficult.
It is speculative to link it to the recent arrest of GRTS’s Director, Momodou Sabally, details of which are not clear yet. It is rife in town that the arrest of Sabally has to do with GRTS’s coverage of GDC’s nomination at the IEC. Others believe it is Jammeh’s continued witch-hunt on citizens. Whatever the reason for Jammeh’s witch-hunt spree, in an election time, creating an environment that is fearful by arresting citizens, is quite unacceptable.