The case of the Secretary General of the Gambia National Transport Association (GNTCA), the late Sheriff Dibba, should be an eye opener to the authorities when it comes to handling cases of those remanded in prison custody whose state of health falls far short of normal.
Alhajie Abdoulie Ceesay is remanded in custody. Remanded prisoners are presumed innocent until their guilt is proven. Hence, they should have access to visitors, clothes, food, lawyers and all those things which enabled them to live in a good state of health.
There is need for the state to cause proper check up to be done to determine what is wrong with Alhajie Amadou Ceesay.
It is claimed that Chief Ebrima Manneh was taken to the hospital before it became a public notice that he has disappeared without trace.
Failing to give adequate care to a remanded prisoner who is ill may be detrimental to his or her health.