EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: A one-time Information minister in former President Yahya Jammeh’s regime Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh was arrested by police at the Gunjur post today and released on Police bail in the sum of D500, 000.
He was reported have have been picked at the Gunjur cemetery while he was laying his late uncle to rest.
His arrest was suspected to be in connection to he and other environmentalists’ protest against the activities of a Chinese fishing company in Gunjur call Golden Lead who who are accused of polluting the sea.
Dr. Janneh said the act of arresting him was unfair and is not in any code of conduct.
The arrest is in connection the with disruption of the Chinese fishing company host pipe that they accused him and Co of spear heading.
He was picked by security personnel earlier today and taking to the CID office at the Gunjur police post where he spend almost ten hours on detention before been grant bail of D500, 000 and seized his passport.
Talking to eye africa tv reporter immediately after been granted bail, the environmental activist, who took a stand to defend the interest of his people from all kind of self centered individuals or companies for their own by putting his people’s health to a risk said he was once accused and arrested for treason and felony by the Jammeh regime which he survived. “So, if this government is trying to shut me and my friends down for standing up for our people they will not succeed.”
Dr. Janneh said after coming from detention that he could not relate the arrest to any connection as they have not distorted the said pipe instead they remove the drainage pipe that runs through the settlements to reduce risk of health damage his people.
According to him, they would take legal actions against the Inspector General of Police for the arrest as he will continue to seek for answers on why he was picked at the cemetery while mourning and at a place where he was laying his uncle to his final destination.
Meanwhile, Dr. Janneh joins his family but will have to answer to the regional police headquarters in Brikama.