In Bundung escape saga 4 police officers charged

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The four police officers attached to Bundung Police Station and suspected of aiding 11 prisoners to escape, yesterday appeared before Senior Magistrate Kumba Sillah-Camara at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court.

The officers - Lamin Jammeh, Sissawo Badjie, Shiekh Sowe and Dawda Jallow are accused of negligently permitting trial prisoners in their lawful custody to escape on the 11th of September, 2008, at the Bundung Police Station.

The 11 prisoners included Saikou Keita, Seedy Kanteh, Amadou Kumba Gaye, Ousman Touray, Madi Sowe, Alieu Kanteh, Sulayman Senghore, Muhammed Jonga, Essa Sowe and Sambou Badjie.

When the case was called yesterday, the four accused officers did not take their plea and told the court that they prefer to seek the services of a counsel.  

Magistrate Kumba Sillah-Camara ordered the accused officers to be remanded at the State Central Prison, Mile II.

She them adjourned the case to Wednesday, 24 September, 2008.  ASP Camara stood in for the IGP.

Author: by Salifu M Touray & Yunus Saliu