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Murder suspect escapes from Mile 2 Prison

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By Mafugi Ceesay

A remanded prisoner Buba Drammeh standing trial for the killing of one Buba Jammeh during the Berending-Gunjur land dispute has escaped from Mile 2 Central Prison.

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Drammeh from Berending who was arraigned in October had denied the charges and was remanded pending the outcome of the trial.

The incident happened in 2019 over a land dispute between Berending and Gunjur natives. Drammeh fled the country and was arrested upon his return months later.

A senior prison source yesterday confirmed to The Standard that Drammeh has indeed escaped from the prison on December 27.

“I can confirm only that much so far because investigation is on going,” our source said.

Another security source said there are strong suggestions that Drammeh escaped with the help of an insider. “There is suspicion of conspiracy,” our source added.

He added that the prison administration is making swift investigations to establish how he escaped the prison because there was no jailbreak.

The issue is an embarrassment to the prison authorities who have vowed to get to the bottom of the case.

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