The police arrested Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, a political science lecturer at the University of The Gambia on Wednesday morning. The outspoken political analyst was invited for questioning on 31st of January in connection with a story published by the Voice Newspaper.
The Political Science professor questioned the continued presence of the ECOMIG forces in the Gambia-citing the long-term peace sustenance ramifications pre or post ECOMIG departure from the country.
The University’s Social Sciences and Humanities Students Association and the UTG Faculty and Staff Association have expressed disappointment and condemnation for their lecturer’s arrest.
Late last night when he was released, he insisted that he would not leave until the police clearly explained why he was arrested? He was released in the early hours of Thursday, February 1st 2018.