Jul 20, 2020, 12:01 PM
Legendary Gambia football Alhagie Njie Biri Biri passed away on Sunday in Dakar, Senegal after losing a battle with a long illness.
An anonymous source confirmed to The Point that the suspect was detained at the Maximum Security Wing of the prison. The two prison officers are currently under police investigation with a view to establishing the cause of the incident.
The suspect, Buba Drammeh, was accused of killing Buba Jammeh; former staff of Brikama Area Council (BAC), during a communal land dispute between the people of Gunjur and Berending in March 2019. The suspect, after the incident, fled and escaped arrest. However, he was rearrested last year by personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit of The Gambia Police Force.
Our source further added: “We suspect that there could be conspiracy in the way and manner in which the suspect Buba Drammeh escaped the prison because there was no breaking in the prison. Therefore, how could a prisoner escape a prison when there is no breaking? Investigation is currently ongoing in order to get to the root of the incident. I am sure after the incident, everything will be clear.”
A specialist on International Human Rights Law and lecturer at The University of The Gambia (UTG), Gaye Sowe, on Thursday before the TRRC expounded the manner in which former President Yahya Jammeh changed the 1996 Draft Constitution in favour of his 22 years in power.