Nine prisoners escaped last Thursday from New Jeshwang detention centre located 7 km away from Banjul, an official of Gambia Prison Service (GPS) said.
GPS spokesman Momodou L.Ceesay told this reporter that prisoners took advantage of the heavy rain to find their way out.
“That was an escape made by some remanded prisoners. Under the rainy conditions, they were able to outsmart the attention of the security,” he said.
“They are eight Gambians and a Senegalese national,” he stated.
GPS official further stated that they have informed the Police and other sister agencies.
“A man-hunt has been launched. We are hopeful they will be apprehended, and brought back to prison,” Ceesay said.