Women's Bantabaa aspiration is always to tell a story that has never been told and bring a story to public that are always waving the flag of freedom yet standby silently with the concerning situation of the people, their narratives, their perspectives, their understanding of the world around them, without feeling that they are constantly defending their religious and cultural identity.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Lawyer Seeks Bail for ex-Finance Minister
Lamin S Camara has seek for the release of former Minister of Finance and Secretary
General, Mambury Njie on bail yesterday at the High Court in Banjul.
The affidavit in support of bail
sworned by the accused wife urged the court to use it ‘discretion’ and warrant the
“The applicant has been on bail before
in connection with these charges by both the Banjul Magistrate Court and the
High Court,” Camara submitted.
Njie, Ex- Minister is standing
trial on two counts of economic crime and neglect of duty.
He is accused of recklessly causing
the Gambia Government loss, by failing to advise government on matters
pertaining to mining operations of Carnegie Minerals Gambia Limited between
2001 and 2006 while he was the Secretary General and head of Civil Servant.
Lawyer Lamin Camara
Allegations he strongly denied.
“The applicant won’t interfere with
investigation. He has no prior criminal record and most importantly he will not
jump bail because his travelling documents are with the NIA” He said.
T he affidavit in opposition filed
by state according to Camara contains only denials, “they have denied every averment
relating to charges that were pending at the lower court and the High Court. It
is not enough for the state to just deny. They should give reasons”
The case will resume on Wednesday
for the state to respond