A Ghanaian national who is the captain of a fishing trawler has reportedly been arrested in the Gambia
Ebenezer Noumo Justice, a Ghanaian national who is the captain of a fishing trawler has reportedly been arrested at Banjul, Gambia.
According to sources, he was arrested and subsequently detained on Thursday, 25 June 2015, at the Mile Two central prison in the outskirts of the capital.
The source added that that the captain of the trawler was working for a Chinese company called Fuyuang Yu 120 which is based in neighbouring Republic of Senegal.
The source, who works with the captain, said they normally fish in Gambian waters as well as other countries along the coast of the countries in the sub region.
He explained that the captain who was lodging in a motel was invited on Monday, 22 June, by the Marine Commander and was detained overnight.
He said the following day, the captain was taken to the Police headquarters in Banjul where he was detained until Thursday, 25 June, before being transferred to Mile 2 prison.
He also said that they were allowed to take food to him at Mile 2 on Friday.
The source revealed that their fishing trawler is presently docked at the Banjul jetty at ‘Wharfi Njago’ being guarded by the navy personnel.