The Fatu Network can confirm with utmost certainty that journalist Alhaji Abdoulie Ceesay is seriously ill and is currently admitted at The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. Earlier today, Monday, February 29, 2016, The Fatu Network received a disturbing news about the deteriorating health conditions of the journalist…So bad that he was rushed to the hospital where he was admitted at the emergency unit. Apparently, Journalist Ceesay was scheduled to appear in court today, but when the case was called, the journalist was nowhere to be seen. The Prison officer who normally escorts him to the court, stood up to inform the presiding judge that Alhagi Ceesay was ill and was rushed to the hospital where he is currently admitted.
Interestingly under The Gambia’s deplorable prisons conditions, even the near dead inmates are not allowed to get hospital referrals, but as it is, the fact that journalist Ceesay was hurriedly rushed to the hospital even when he was to appear before the court, reveals a grim picture of his health situation.
The Fatu Network would like to inform The International Community about our fears of a frail Journalist who is still languishing in an overcrowded prison for merely doing his job as a journalist. We also hold The Gambia’s Dictator, Yahya Jammeh of any problems that might befall Alhaji. Alhaji is set to appear in court again on March 15, 2016 at 1pm GMT..The Fatu Network will continue to monitor the situation.