By Kebba Jeffang Sanna Fadera, a soldier attached to the Bio Chemist laboratory of theSanna Fadera Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) and also a student studying Biology and Chemistry at the University of The Gambia (UTG), has been in the custody of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) since Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 without access to family.His detention beyond 72 hours without access to family or release on bail is a violation of the Constitution of the second republic of the Gambia. One of the brothers of Fadera has confirmed that he is still held as of yesterday. He also said that since his arrest, the family has neither been informed about it by those who are detaining him nor allowed access to their loved one. He said they do not know why he was arrested and detained. Foroyaa has earlier reported the disappearance of Sanna Fadera on Monday, 1st June, after information was received from a sister of the GAF member, who also called for his release. She told Foroyaa that she was reliably informed that Mr. Fadera is being detained at the NIA. She added that they are worried that her brother is missing his examinations which are presently going on. Attempts to reach the GAF Public Relation Officer (PRO) on phone were not successful. Foroyaa will, however, continue its efforts to contact the authorities in the army and the University on the matter for further clarification.]]>

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