The Fatu Network has been reliably informed about a prison revolt at the Mile II Central Prisons in Banjul.
According to an insider source, six (6) prison wardens were yesterday overpowered by remand prisoners who wanted audience with state authorities concerning their plight at the Mile 2 Prisons.
“They are complaining about the deplorable prison conditions, poor diet and the slow pace of trials,” a source told The Fatu Network.
Modou Lamin Ceesay, the Prisons Spokesperson has confirmed the report but declined to comment, saying there was dialogue and that the issue has been resolved.
Reliable sources at the prisons told The Fatu Network that the following officials, Cherno Marenah, Solicitor General, Momodou Badjie, National Security Adviser, Abdoulie Sanyang, Deputy IGP, Deputy PS Interior, Deputy Director General SIS, and DG Prisons amongst others have engaged the disgruntled prisoners. The authorities reportedly promised to look into their concerns.
Meanwhile, the prisoners called for speedy trials, improved prison conditions, the provision of a balanced diet and better communication channels amongst others.