Report reaching this paper says Nimba Citizens jailed for an alleged arson attack on the properties of steel giant ArcelorMittal are suffering from various health complications in jail in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, though the information could not be independently verified.
The Nimba County alleged culprits were jailed as a result of the Zolowee saga that led to the destruction of ArcelorMittal properties are said to be faced with several health complications.
Making the disclosure on a local radio station in Ganta, the Chairman of Nimba Education Guard, Gogbah Selekpo, the group advocating for the jailed Nimba County citizens said the Buchanan prison where they are kept is in deplorable condition, something he attributed to the health conditions the citizens are faced with.
According to Mr. Selekpo, he alleged that one of the convicted Yei Duokie has been released on parole due to the recent fibro-surgery she underwent.
He also revealed that two other persons of the twelve convicted Nimbaians including Peter Zuweh and another individual are said to be seriously ill and as such, family members are negotiating for their release in order to seek medical attention.
Mr. Selekpo has expressed fear that if nothing is urgently done to address the health crisis at the Buchanan Central Prison, there is a possibility that some of the inmates might expire in jail.
Meanwhile, the Nimba Education Guard’s Chairman said mechanism has been worked on to ensure that the convicts are transferred to the Monrovia Central Prison while awaiting retrial in court.