Arrest of Imam Baba Leigh confirmed

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This paper has confirmed from family sources the arrest of Imam Baba Leigh, imam of Kanifing Estate Mosque.

“Yes, it’s true that dad is arrested,” daughter of Imam Leigh confirmed to this paper, and referred this reporter to OJ Jallow for further information.

“Yes, its true; it happened between the hours of 9:30am and 10:30am on Monday when he called me to say there were two plainclothes persons claiming to have come from the NIA, and said to him that he was wanted for questioning, and seeking my advice. I told him to ask for their identities and, if so, then by law he is required to cooperate with them,” OJ said.

He added: “Since then, we did not hear anything about him”.

Meanwhile, there has been widespread speculation regarding the fate of lawyer Amie Bensouda, who was also reportedly arrested.

However, neither the police nor her colleagues in the legal profession would confirm the story.

The only thing the lawyers we spoke to said was that they also heard the rumoured arrest, but could not confirm it.

Author: Nfamara Jawneh
Source: Picture: Imam Baba Leigh