The Permanent Secretay at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is currently under police custody since Saturday, November 19th, 2016, The Fatu Network has confirmed.

 

According to sources, Ms Saffie Lowe was picked up by two CID officers from Kanifing Police while attending a meeting at the Management Development Institute (MDI). She was first detained at Kanifing Police station, transferred to National Intelligent Agency NIA Headquarters in Banjul and finally moved to the Serious Crime Unit at Police Headquarters in Banjul.

 

It is not clear as to why she is arrested but Ms Lowe has so far spent 10 days in state custody without bail or any charge against her, which is a total violation of her constitutional rights.