By Mustapha Jallow The whereabouts of the former Head of Civil Service, Secretary General and Presidential Affairs Minister is still a mystery for family members. At the time of going to press, reports indicated that he has disappeared without trace after the termination of his very recent appointment as the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Technology on 7th July, 2014. According to the family, Momodou Sabally’s whereabouts is still unknown to them since his termination “we don’t know or have any information about Momodou Sabally after his appointment was terminated,” said a family source. However, this reporter revisited his residence at Kotu on several occasions but the home was well secured by men in plain clothes. When this reporter approached the men in plain clothes and asked for Momodou Sabally and his wife, these men in plain clothes said Momodou Sabally is out of town and his wife went to work in Banjul. But when this reporter indicated that it was a Saturday, the men in plain clothes said she goes to work even on Sunday. The information that Mr Sabally was out of town contradicts well founded sources that indicate that he is with the NIA. Readers would recall that in a previous edition, it was indicated that the situation was found to be tense and family members spoken to say they do not know the whereabouts of Mr Sabally. A large number of people, including relatives and sympathizers were seen around appearing to be in deep agony as they moved in and out. Momodou Sabally who has been handling the position of Secretary General and Head of Civil Service and Minister of Presidential Affairs since June, 10th 2013, was relieved of his Cabinet post on July, 1st and moved to the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology. The new release did not give any reasons (s) for his sudden removal. This new appointment was terminated a few days later. ]]>
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