Some police officers at the Brusubi police station have been summoned for disciplinary hearing, following the escape of seven accused persons from lawful custody at the Brusubi police this past week, Freedom Newspaper can report. The officers concerned, would be processed this morning by an RSM, for what our sources called “an orderly room hearing” before they would be referred to the police commissioner responsible for the West Coast region Pateh Jallow. Commissioner Jallow, said our sources, is going to decide the fate of the wanting officers.
According to trusted sources, the summoned officers are likely going to be charged for negligence and abdication of duties. “ If an officer is charged for negligence, some part of his salary would be forfeited, the officer would also be subjected to other disciplinary actions including confinement to barracks (CB),” police sources told us.
Seven detained accused persons escaped from the Brusibi police this past Thursday. The officers were said to be sleeping when the inmates used a hacksaw blade to break their cell. The accused persons are still at large. They are yet to be arrested.
Similar escape of detainees was reported at the Kairaba and the Kanifing police stations, respectively. The officers who were on duty at the two police stations at the time of the incident, are also going to face disciplinary actions, sources told us.
So far, no press release has been issued by the police command to solicit the public’s support to help track down the fleeing criminals. The matter is being treated as “an inside affair” at the force, sources said.
Meanwhile, the escaped criminals are on the loose. Some of them are wild and dangerous, sources warned.
The police spokesman Superintendent Lamin Njie could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press.