Prison authorities at the mile prison said they would not accept detainees from the police, Freedom newspaper can reveal. The prison authorities have refused to receive the nine Brikama businessmen, who were arrested on allegations of overpricing their commodity prices. The detainees were taken to the remand wing, but authorities there weren’t willing to receive them. Prison officials cited the Coronavirus as a reason for their refusal to receive detainees.
The detainees were later transported back to Brikama.