Five inmates have escaped from the Kanifing police station, Freedom Newspaper credible sources on the ground have intimated. The inmates escaped on Saturday. The police officers on duty were said to be sleeping when the inmates vandalized the roof and escaped.

According to unimpeachable sources, the inmates had first tried to escape through the Station Officer and Assistant Station officer’s offices but were unsuccessful. They then damaged the roof covering the cell and escaped, sources intimated.

As we file this report, the escaped inmates are at large. They are yet to be arrested, a credible source in the heart of The Gambia police force told us.


The police spokesman Lamin Njie was not available for comment when contacted.

Meanwhile, the police spokesman has responded back to us by saying: ” Can I kindly call you back soon?”

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