"The Point" editor arrested on charges of "spreading false information"
MFWA sources say the editor's arrest and subsequent detention are linked to a story his newspaper carried in its 30 January edition. The story, headlined: "Arrested Gambian Diplomat Sent to Mile 2", alleged that the financial attaché at the Gambian Embassy in the United States, Lamini Sabi Sanyang, who was reportedly arrested in January shortly after arriving in The Gambia, had been moved from detention at police headquarters in Banjul to Mile 2 Prison.
Gambian police officers reportedly ordered Saine to reveal his sources; when he refused, he was charged and detained. The Gambian government, however, has not published any rebuttal to the story.