Mambury Njie has been a victim of illegal detention without trial, the order of day in Jammeh's Gambia!

Mambury Njie has been a victim of illegal detention without trial, the order of day in Jammeh’s Gambia!

The Gambia’s illegally detained former Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs is reported to be hospitalized at the Serekunda General Hospital, family sources corroborated.

Mr. Mambury Njie has been detained by agents of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for 125 days.  The Banjul native, who had earlier been acquitted and discharged by the courts, was picked up at his residence in Brusubi on October 9th, 2014. He was escorted to the NIA headquarters in Banjul, with agents offering no reasons for the arrest. The Gambia government also remains tight-lipped on his case.

Mr. Njie’s detention was reportedly ordered by the Office of the President. He was neither charged, nor brought before the courts which violates his constitutional right.

Kairo News is trying to ascertain Mr. Njie’s medical condition. His family is reportedly allowed access to him and even brought food for him. But they could not understand why secret agents remain glued to his sick bed.

It could be recalled that Justice Mikailu Abdullahi of the Special Criminal Division of the High Court in Banjul on July 3rd, 2014, acquitted and discharged Mambury Njie on two counts of economic crime and neglect of official duty.



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