Jan 14, 2021, 1:59 PM
Kebba Secka of the State Intelligence Service yesterday testified before the TRRC, explaining the reason for his arrest, detention and tortures by his comrades at the defunct NIA.
The development comes amid a recent surge in the number of Gambians seeking work in the Middle East. Most of these victims fall prey to their scammers, who often promise them better working conditions but upon arrival, what they experience is just dehumanizing.
In the audio, obtained by The Point, a lady said she consulted a woman that she needed a job and the woman promised her a decent job in one of the Arab countries.
"The woman requested for my passport and within two weeks my documents were processed. Upon arrival, my supposed employer picked me up and requested for my passport. I then asked why and his response was 'I was sold to him and he is in control of me from now on.'
She said since her arrival she works almost 24 hours each day. She added she cleans, launders, cooks, takes care of his mother, and does gardening among others on a daily basis.
"I barely eat to my satisfaction or eat good food. He decides when and what time I should eat. I am leaving a nightmare. All I ask for is help to go back home," one of the ladies said.
Following the declaration of President Adama Barrow’s victory in the just-concluded December election by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), supporters of both the United Democratic Party (UDP) and National People’s Party (NPP)have reacted to the ‘landslide’ victory.
Team of ECOWAS on Education, Science and Culture for Member States of the Regional Cultural Policy and Return of Cultural Heritages, on Monday, 5 July, 2021, had a meeting with minister of Tourism and Culture in Banjul.