Gambian in German Mental Hospital after burning Asylum Shelter

Thursday, March 29, 2018

After being in custody of the police as main suspects in connection with the arson of shelter in the district of Ludwigsburg, South Germany last week, one of two Gambian brothers is currently institutionalised in a mental hospital.

The two brothers (names withheld), residents at Ubach (Rems-Murr-Kreisny) asylum shelter were arrested as suspects of a fire outbreak that destroyed properties worth about 45,000 Euros.

Authorities in Germany have been busy looking into the cause of the outbreak. Preliminary assessment points to arson. The fire caused partial collapse of the building despite the intervention of fire fighters.

“An arson cannot be excluded, but also a technical defect must be considered,” police statement stated.

Two people were injured in the ensuing chaos of the incident while two dozen residents were temporarily transferred to other asylum shelters.

Efforts made to contact German envoy in Banjul proved futile.

Author: Sanna Camara