Yahya Jammeh
Yahya Jammeh

The photographer who was arrested by the notorious National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for taking pictures of ex-Attorney General Lamin Jobarteh and ex-Solicitor General and Legal Secretary Pa Harry Jammeh at the premises of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court is missing.

Pa Sulay Jadama of Bakau reportedly took pictures of the former judiciary officials while they were alighting from the Mile II Central Prisons truck at entrance of the court house.

His family and friends do not know his whereabouts since his arrest on Thursday, June 20.

ASN has learnt that the Gambia’s spy agency has denied holding Jadama when his father visited the agency’s premises in search of his son.

Jadama’s father was reportedly told by the agency official they were trying to tracking him in relations to the photographs he took at the court premises, raising fear that the photographer’s life could be in danger.

“Jadama’s father was told by the NIA that they don’t have him in their custody, nor do they know his whereabouts,” a close family source tells ASN.

After his arrest last Thursday at around 12:00 GMT by plainclothes officers, Jadama was whisked away in a tinted glass pick-up truck.