A Kotu Senior Secondary School teacher has vowed to sue the police for violating his rights after he was arrested over the weekend. 

Lamin Sillah was handcuffed and driven around town for hours by police officers for asking why a student who ran into the school premises was being arrested. 

However, his manhandling by police has sparked public outrage as the civil society groups including Tango, National Human Rights Commision and The Gambia Teachers Union stepped up to condemn the action and demand justice for Mr Sillah.

Speaking exclusively to Gambiana, Lamin Sillah said “I want justice. I am all out for this…Now the school is engaging with the police station together with GTU (Gambia Teachers Union) Tango, and the National Human Rights Commission and even the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.”

Asked if he sustained injuries during his arrest, he replied that “of course on my ribs and my hands also through the cuff. My hand was swollen.”

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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