The Central Police Station which is the biggest in the City is presently without a Holden cell for suspects and water.
Confirming this deplorable condition to Awoko yesterday at the station, the Support Office, ASP Samuel Kargbo said it was because of these deplorable conditions that the Police awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of the station to make it a more conducive one. He said the contractor has been on the job for the past three months.
Central Police Station has been accused by human rights organizations of being a place of flagrant human rights abuses as prisoners both male and female are cramped in a single cell with no water and toilet facility.
Because of this present state, no suspect is held at the station. They are either taken to New England Police or Adelaide street Police stations. The discomfort involved according to one Police officer is that because of logistical problems, they will not have the ample time to prosecute their suspects in line with the law. The Police officer also said most times suspects taken to other stations are cramped with others in the cells.
The Support Officer said the water crisis at the station does not only affect their suspects but the general station stating that they fetch water from neighbors.
ASP Kargbo also said the contractor has changed the doors to steel ones and constructed two toilets and two showers separately for both sexes and the pipes also fixed. He urged the contractor to quickly finish the cells for the suspects.
He also disclosed that the Inspector General of Police led by some members of the Executive Management Board visited the station yesterday morning to assess the construction of a Family Support Unit and also ongoing rehabilitation. By Ishmael Bayoh