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UDP’s Ousainou Darboe questioned by NIA

Oct 10, 2013, 4:18 PM

The leader of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) was yesterday questioned by officers of the National Intelligence Agency at the agency’s headquarters in Banjul, The Point has learnt.

Ousainou Darboe was at the NIA to answer to questions relating to false attestations purportedly written on UDP letterheads by senior members of the party.

Four persons including the National Treasurer of the UDP are currently in custody at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency in Banjul, over what the NIA described as a failed attempt to help a young man seek political asylum in Finland.

Amadou Sanneh, former Accountant General, who is the National Treasurer of the UDP, Bakary Baldeh, a commissioner of oaths, and one Alagie Sambou Fatty were arrested by the NIA based on the allegation that they wrote an attestation for one Malang Fatty, also arrested, using a UDP letterhead in order for him to seek asylum in Finland.

‘‘I was invited this morning (Wednesday) at the NIA and the officers questioned me about attestations written on UDP letterheads,’’ Darboe told The Point last night.

According to him, after a brief period at the NIA, he proceeded with the officers to the UDP bureau in Banjul, where a search was conducted to see if there were computers, which he said, were not found.