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Today Newspaper’s Editor-in-chief arrested

Jun 22, 2012, 2:32 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Abdulhamid Adiamoh, editor-in-chief of Today newspaper has been arrested, and is currently in custody, the police have confirmed.

This followed an arrest warrant issued by the Banjul Magistrates’ Court for him to be arrested and brought before the court to show cause why he should not be charged with contempt of court.

The court order came after a complaint made before the court by Lawyer Badou S.M. Conteh that somebody “used” Today newspaper in an article carried in the Tuesday edition to personally attack him as defence counsel in a case before the court.

When contacted, the police spokesperson confirmed Adiamoh’s arrest.

“Yes, its true Abdulhamid Adiamoh was arrested on Wednesday 20th June 2010 by the police, and he is presently in police custody.

He told this reporter that no charges have been preferred against the newspaper editor yet.

“We only arrested him based on the court’s order for him to be arrested,” the police PRO further stated.