Ex-Minister Ousman Badjie Arraigned, Remanded

By Mamadou Dem

Ousman Badjie, former Minister of Transport, Works and Construction, who Ousman Badjiewas relieved of his cabinet post seven days ago, was yesterday, 18th November, 2014 charged and arraigned  at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on a single count of ‘Economic Crime’ and two counts of negligence of official duties contrary to the laws of the Gambia.

Mr. Badjie denied any wrong doing and was consequently remanded at the Mile II prison.

However, Magistrate Dawda Jallow, who presided over the case, has transferred the matter to the Chief Justice for re-assignment.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Lamin Badjie appeared for the Inspector General of Police. The accused person is yet to secure a legal representation.