Barely 72 hours after their re-arrest and detention, Police in Banjul have pressed new indictments against Ms Nenneh Freda Gomez, the country co-ordinator of Home of Medical Mission with Lamin Sey, a staff of the same company.
This is the second time in police custody following their initial arrest at the same property allegedly belonging to global HOMM, a non-governmental humanitarian organization.
Police have now charged both Neneh and Lamin Sey with three counts of Idle and disorderly conduct, Criminal trespass and Obstructing a police officer and they are expected to be arraigned before a lower court in Brusubi.
The arrest and detention of Neneh, who is also the spokesperson of Citizens Alliance has been widely condemned by some section of Gambian community with human rights activists and civil society leaders calling for her unconditional release from police detention.
Last week A high court in Banjul ruled that their previous arrest and detention was unlawful and ordered their unconditional release.
The judge, B.A Bakri also ordered the respondents, the Attorney General, Landing Bojang, Inspector General of Police, Hamadi Bah and Amodu Drammeh to pay a compensation of D100,000 to Nenneh, Manga and Sey.
A cost of D20,000 has also been awarded as cost of the action against the respondents’.
The applicants filed a suit at the high court over the actions of the respondents which they deemed unlawful and unconstitutional and asked the court to make an order for compensation of one million dalasi.
They also alleged that they were forcefully taken against their wish and kept at the police station at Senegambia and were later detained at the Kairaba police from 11am till 7pm because they sought to protect the property allegedly belonging to them.