By Kemo Cham
Preliminary investigations show that nine people lost their lives in Saturday’s attack on the central prison of Conakry, the office of the Prosecutor General has revealed.
The incident which happened on Saturday November 4 also resulted in the injury of six others, according to a statement issued by Prosecutor General, Yamoussa Conte on Monday.
At least four people, all of them former members of the former junta that ruled Guinea from 2008 to 2010, where involved in the incident, among them the head of that junta, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara.
All four men are on trial for their alleged involvement in the massacre of civilians during a protest march in the Guinean capital, on September 28, 2009.
Hours after the alleged escape of the men from prison on Saturday, three of them, including Dadis, were rearrested and taken back into custody.
Colonel Claude Pivi, a former head of presidential security under Dadis, is still at large and the authorities said a manhunt for him continues.
The prosecutor’s office also said on Saturday that it had instituted investigations into what exactly happened, after lawyers for Dadis denied that he intended to scape, claiming he was kidnapped.
In his statement on Monday, the Prosecutor also announced commencement of legal proceedings against the four men and others unnamed. They are accused of the murder of members of the defence and security forces.