POLICE CHARGED FORMER GAMBIAN PRESIDENT’S SON AND 4 OTHERS FOR CORRUPTION

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THE WOLF IN SHEEP CLOTHING

THE WOLF IN SHEEP CLOTHING

IGP SONKO

IGP SONKO

The son of the former Gambian president Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara and four others were charged for corruption allegation, according to police on Wednesday.

The co-accused are Ebrima Jawara, Dr Alasan Bah, Sulayman Manneh, Lamin Fatajo and Momodou Lamin Mass both working at the Ministry of Agriculture are accused of allocating themselves a monthly fuel allowance of over 8 Million Gambian dalasi equivalent to 196,831.76 USD   for two months.

Their case has now been transferred to the High Court in Banjul after appearing previously before Magistrate Fatou Darboe of the Banjul Magistrates. On September 7 2015 they were arraigned before Magistrate Darboe on a ten-count charge including economic crime, stealing by clerk or servant, theft and abuse of office. After their plea in the box, the police prosecutor, Inspector A. Manga, applied for the matter to be transferred to the High Court on the grounds that the said magistrates’ court lacks jurisdiction to hear the case, and urged the court to remand the accused persons in prison custody.

According to the presiding magistrate at the court, section 9 of the Economic Crime Act, ordered that the case should be transferred to the Office of the Chief Justice for re-assignment and the accused persons be remanded in prison custody.


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