Pardoned Prisoners Rounded, Returned to Prison


By Muhammed Sailu Bah Foroyaa has been informed by close sources that two of those reported to be pardoned by the president, as announced on national television on Friday, 3 July, are picked up and returned to the prison.Mrs. Fatou Njie, a former staff of Kairaba Pharmacy, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment, was released late in the night on that Friday and she went home to reunite with her family, according to a close family source.  The source added that on the following day (Saturday) around 9pm after the breaking of the fast, a man came to their home and identified himself as a prison officer. “This officer told us that she came to collect Fatou Njie and go with her as she was needed to sign a document at the police station,” said the source. The source said she did not return home since then and that the family does not know her whereabouts. Another person who was announced as pardoned was Mr. Abdoulie Sowe, a Senegalese national, serving a term in prison. According to one of his relatives, Mr. Sowe called on Saturday morning to inform them that they released him around 3 am and that he was staying in the house of another pardoned ex-convict at Kanifing. The source said she wanted Mr. Sowe to come to their home immediately but that the latter told him that he is staying with his colleague until in the evening. “I received a call around 10pm on Saturday from someone who is staying in the compound where Abdoulie was with his friend and who informed him that some officers came there to fetch him to sign a document and have left with him,” she said. She said one of their relatives went to Mile 2 prison to look for him the following day and that he found him there. The relative said Sowe has already spent almost 20 years in the Mile 2 Prison.]]>