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Judge orders Prisons DG to transfer minor from adult wing

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By Bruce Asemota

Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul has ordered the Director General of the Gambia Prison Services to immediately transfer one minor offender [name withheld] from the adult wing of Jeshwang Prison to the juvenile wing, pending hearing and determination of a bail application.

The High Court Judge made this declaration whilst presiding over the bail application filed on behalf of the accused person who is charged with murder.

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The minor offender was remanded in prison custody by the Essau Magistrates, Court and has been in detention since the 29th December, 2020.

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