Gambian’s police have arrested one of the soldiers accused of killing journalist Deyda Hydara, revealed the Freedom Newspaper. Malick Jatta, a leading former member of Ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh’s constituted assassin team has been taken into custody.
He got arrested few hours ago. Mr. Jatta is helping the, reported by Freedom newspaper
Deyda Hydara, a prominent Gambian journalist, and editor was murdered on 16 December 2004, when driving home after having celebrated 13 years of The Point newspaper. He had long been a critic of the government and had been warned by the authorities for taking a hostile tone against the government in his column “Good Morning Mr. President
Deyda Hydara was a co-founder and primary editor of The Point, a major independent Gambian newspaper. He was also a correspondent for both AFP News Agency and Reporters Without Borders for more than 30 years. Hydara also worked as a Radio presenter in the Gambia called Radio Syd during his early years as a freelance journalist.