Mar 14, 2013, 10:33 AM
Renowned Islamic scholar and imam, Ba Kawsu Fofana of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe, has been arrested, family sources have told The Point, though the police have denied this.
According to Omar Fofana, a brother to Ba Kawsu, the erudite imam was picked up by men in plainclothes on Thursday morning in Brikama, and taken to an unknown location.
“Ba Kawsu was picked up in Brikama, where he went to attend a naming ceremony by some people in plainclothes,” he told this paper.
This, he said, was after the men visited his house in Sanchaba Sulay Jobe and enquired about his whereabouts, and were told that he went to Brikama.
“They then followed him to Brikama, where he was picked up and up till today (yesterday evening), we do not know where he is,” Fofana added.
Though no reason for his arrest was made known to this paper, at the time of going to press, Ba Kawsu has in recent weeks been trading words with Imam Abdoulai Fatty of the State House Mosque in Banjul.
When contacted to shed light on the story yesterday, police spokesperson assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Yerro Mballow denied any knowledge of the report.
“Anyway he is not with us,” Mballow told The Point.