By Mustapha Jallow
Mrs. Awa Jammeh, the wife of Sanusi Sanyang, who is reported missing for 142 days, walked into the Foroyaa office yesterday, 27 September 2016, to explain her ordeal and solicit for support in her efforts to search for her husband.
She explained that her husband was picked up on the 10 May 2016 and has gone missing since then.
“I was in our house together with my husband while our kids were outside playing around 3pm when a group of men in plain clothes were seen outside our compound inside a vehicle with tinted glasses. An unknown person came into the house and informed Sanusi that there are some men outside asking for him and that when he (Sanusi) stepped out of the gate of our compound he was immediately forced into the waiting vehicle and whisked him away,” said the wife.
The distraught looking wife, who was almost in tears, explained the agony and suffering which she now finds herself in as a mother of four children, including a 1 year seven months old baby, following the abduction and disappearance of her husband for more than four months now.
Mr. Sanyang is a painter by profession and is residing with his family in New Jeshwang.
The wife explained that she does not know the reason why her husband was abducted but added that he is a staunch supporter of the United Democratic Party (UDP). She said since the day he went missing none of his relative has seen or knows his whereabouts.
“I’m really worried about the education of our children who are presently going to school as they have already opened on Monday and the little income I earn from the laundries I do for some people in our neighbourhood is not sufficient to support even our survival,” she disclosed.
She revealed that some family members have visited some known places of detention in both Banjul and Kanifing Municipality such as police headquarters, National Intelligence Agency (NIA) head office and Mile Two prison but could not trace him anywhere. She added that if they enquire from the officials they meet at these places their answer is always that he is not in their custody.