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Monday, September 28, 2020

Police hunt escaped detainees released by protesters

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By Tabora Bojang

Police in Bakoteh are looking for detainees who were made to escape when protesters stormed the police station during Wednesday’s protest in Serekunda.

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Police spokesperson ASP Lamin Njie confirmed that protesters released some detainees who were being processed in connection with alleged crimes.

He said the police are working round the clock to re-arrest the escaped detainees.

He said they are yet to determine how many detainees have been unlawfully released by the protesters.

ASP Njie also confirmed that the attack on the station led to some injuries to officers.

“Furniture, files, record books, TV set, and the fridge were all burnt or broken,” he lamented.

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