The presidential candidate of the Citizens’ Alliance, Dr Ismaila Ceesay has expressed his party’s dismay over the police arrest and subsequent indictment of his party’s spokesperson, Nenneh Freda Gomez.
In a statement issued late Monday evening, the CA leader said: “The leadership and general membership of the Citizens’ Alliance (CA) is dismayed by the arrest and subsequent charges levied on its Party Spokeswoman, Nenneh Freda Gomez. Nenneh, a patriotic and a law-abiding citizen, was arrested with some of her staff and a journalist, taken to Senegambia Police Station and later charged at the Kairaba Police Station on two counts – criminal trespass and malicious damage of property – in her attempt towards reclaiming a property rightfully belonging to her and her partners. We wish to unequivocally stand in solidarity with our colleague, while calling on the police to immediately drop both charges and promptly release them without delay. In the same vein, we wish to remind the police that right to property and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights guaranteed in our constitution.”
Madam Gomez was arrested and charged by police with assault and malicious injury to the property with Lamin Saidy after a confrontation with police at former officer of anti-crime unit, where Nenneh’s Global HOMM company is claiming ownership.