Ex-head of intelligence agency the Gambia held
The former head of the national intelligence agency of the Gambia is held. It is the first arrest of a high official since the inauguration of the new president Adama Barrow.
According to organisations for human rights was the intelligence service under the leadership of the previous president, Yahya Jammeh, is responsible for the torture and murder of political opponents of the head of state.
Jammeh put the intelligence service after he by a coup in 1994, came to power. Barrow, who in december Jammeh at the polls defeated, the powers of the authority severely curtailed, and the organization name.