In what appears to be a desperate move by The Government of Dictator Jammeh to conceal the severity of Journalist Alhaji Ceesay’s deteriorating health conditions, The Fatu Network has been informed that the journalist has been returned back to mile 2 prisons this afternoon, March 1, 2016.




Earlier yesterday, Journalist Ceesay was rushed to the emergency unit of The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital where he spent the night under armed guard. Neither his family nor his colleagues were allowed access to him.

Disturbing news about his condition reveals that Journalist Ceesay is battling with either liver problems or an advanced asthma case.


Following news of his hospitalization, a chorus of concerned voices have called on The Government to realease journalist Ceesay and discharge him of all the pending court case against him. But as it is, it seems The Gambia Government is trying to present a situation which depicts that journalist Ceesay is after all not gravely ill.

Several sources have told The Fatu Network that The Gambia Government’s decision to return Alhaji Ceesay back to mile 2 prisons was an attempt to prevent his deteriorating health condition being leaked to the public. However, our sources have warned that by keeping the journalist in the crowded mile 2 prisons could lead to some further damage to his already bad health situation.

One source has even expressed his concern that the journalist may suffer a break down, thanks to a perpetual worry about his condition. The Fatu Network is monitoring the situation and will continue to post regular updates on Journalist Alhaji Ceesay’s case.