Jun 26, 2015, 10:49 AM
We in The Point publish every day that we stand for freedom and democracy. We strive tirelessly for the principles of press freedom but the disappearance of Chief Manneh goes beyond these principles. This young man who wished only to contribute to the socio-economic development of our great country, through the application of his intellect, has been taken and presumably held by sinister, unknown forces. It is the duty of the government and the security services to leave no stone unturned in establishing his whereabouts.
Aside from duty there is the very human aspect of a family denied knowledge of the whereabouts of their beloved son. What kind of person would make a family suffer in this way? What kind of monster would punish innocent people by keeping their son against his will and denying him his liberty and basic human rights?
An innocent man has been missing for over two years. We must not tolerate this as a society and must establish his whereabouts. Who is to say who is next if those who commit these crimes simply disappear? Unless we uncover the source of this cancer in our society not one of us can rest easy in our beds.
We join Mr Sarjo Manneh, the ageing father of Ebrima Chief Manneh, in calling on both the government and President Jammeh to not rest until this case is solved. It is unthinkable that such injustice would be tolerated in our peace-loving society.