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NIA Finance Director's Family in Grief

Sep 5, 2008, 5:31 AM | Article By: By Abba Gibba

Family members of Mr. Bakary Gassama, finance director of the National Intelligence Agency, have expressed their total frustration and concern over the continued disappearance of their loved one, calling on the authorities to release him.

Mr. Gassama, who reportedly went missing some four months ago, is still said to have not returned home after leaving his house for work.

Speaking to this paper yesterday on behalf of the family, Sidat Gassama, Bakary Gassama's younger brother said Bakary left home on the 13thMay 2008 for work and never returned home.

He noted that despite numerous complaints and searching, their loved one is still missing.

"We have done all that we can but we cannot still know his whereabouts. He left the house for work and never came back," he said.

For Sidat Gassama, his brother has not done anything wrong and any attempt to implicate him should not be accepted, adding that if there is anything wrong that he has done let him be charged as stipulated by law.

"We want the authorities help us release my brother. He is the breadwinner of the family and he should be released because since his disappearance, we have been going through very difficult times," he said.