Two US citizens Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe have disappeared since June this year
after visiting their native country The Gambia. The pair is allegedly in custody of the National
Intelligence Agency of The Gambia for approximately 3 months and has not been charged with
any crime or taken to any court. The Gambian constitution mandates that detained persons be
charged within 72 hours in court or be released.
Alhagie like many immigrants came to the US to follow the American dream. After completing
his bachelor’s degree from University of Washington (Seattle), he worked for Chevron Texaco
for the past 11 years as an Infrastructure systems analyst. He recently obtained his MBA in
2013. Alhagie is married and has 2 children. Alhagie is a very hardworking, ambitious,
respectful, quiet, nice and family-oriented guy.
Ebrima (Ebou) just like Alhagie also came to the US to follow the American dream. Ebou and
Alhagie have been friends since their High School days at St. Augustine’s High School in
Banjul. Ebou like Alhagie graduated from University of Washington and worked as Manager
at Wal-Mart as an Operations Manager. Ebou is married and has 3 kids. Ebou is kind,
hardworking, outgoing, ambitious and also very family-oriented individual.
In early May of this year 2013, Alhagie and Ebou, like thousands of young people around the
world, decided to visit their native Gambia, hardworking and ambitious, the two were
interested in engaging in establishing a new business there. Allegedly unbeknownst to them,
the ubiquitous NIA had started trailing them as they travelled in the sub region looking for
commodities such as cashews to trade.
On or around June 22, Alhagie and Ebou were allegedly kidnapped by NIA agents. They have
not been heard from since that day. The Gambian authorities have failed to acknowledge the
illegal detention of the duo.
We are calling on the US Government to exert pressure on The Gambian government for the
immediate safe release of Alhagi Ceesay and Ebou Jobe and the restoration of all property
taken from them. We also seek your help in pleading to free Alhagi and Ebou. Every voice
Please follow us on twitter @FreeAlhagieAndEbou https://twitter.com/FreeAlhagieEbou
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You can also sign the petition page, the link will soon be posted on the Facebook page.