28 Gov’t officials granted bail, asked to surrender travel documents

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Information reaching this network has confirmed that the 28 senior government officials dismissed, arrested and detained including permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries and directors accused by state with neglect of official duties and abuse of office are all granted bail by the lower court in Banjul, Monday, July 18 following a ruling on a bail application file by their Attorney Lamin LS Camara.

 

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They were bail for D250,000 with two Gambian sureties, were also asked to surrender their travel documents to authorities and to report to The Police Headquarters every Monday.

 
The accused persons are Abdoulie Jallow, Kaiding Sambou, Bernard Mendy, Cherno Njie, Yira Jammeh, Abdoulie T.B. Jarra, Aminata Semega Janneh, Aussainou Jorbarteh, Abdoulie Jallow, Fafa Sanneh, Cherno Omar Barry, Abdoulie K.M. Jallow, Abdoulie Jallow, Lamin Camara, Lamin Sanyang, Tijan Jeng, Fatou Matta Bah, Momodou Saidyleigh, Aja Fatou Gaye, Habib T.B. Jarra, Lamin Sisey, Naffie Barry, Famara Darboe, Roheyatou Kah and Sanna Gassama.

 
They were accused of neglecting their duties to engage the services of qualified mechanics or engineers to assess and diagnose the conditions of vehicles under their purview, leading to the wrong identification of vehicles for auction, between the year 2014 and 2016 in Banjul and diverse places, while serving as permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, chief drivers and drivers of their various government ministries and departments.

 
State prosecutors further accused them of abusing their offices, between the year 2014 and 2016 in Banjul and diverse places, by identifying the wrong vehicles for auction while serving as permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, directors, principal assistant secretaries, chief drivers and drivers of their various government ministries and departments.
The officials denied any wrongdoing when they previously appeared before a magistrate.

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