Njogu Bah’s ‘Abuse of Office’ Trial Suffers Set-Back

By Mamadou Dem

The trial of Dr. Njogu L. Bah, the former Secretary General, Head of the Civil ServiceDr. Njogu Bah and Presidential Affairs Minister yesterday, 13th January, 2015 failed to proceed before presiding Magistrate, Dawda Jallow, of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court due to the absence of the state.

Consequently, the case was adjourned to 21st January for continuation of defence.

Dr. Bah is standing trial on a single count of ‘Abuse of Office,’ for allegedly interfering with the recommendation and posting of Ms Jainaba Jobarteh to the Gambia Permanent Mission at the United Nations in New York without following the proper procedure of nomination.

He, however, denied any wrong doing.