By Mamadou Dem
Senior Private legal practitioner Lamin K. Mboge yesterday confirmed to Foroyaa that it is true that he was appointed as Solicitor General of the Ministry of Justice; adding that his appointment was revoked on the same day he assumed office without any reason advanced for his removal.
Barrister Mboge was called to the Gambian Bar in 1993 and served as a Magistrate from 1994-1998. Since then, he has been a private legal practitioner. He dealt with high profile cases including that of treason.
Prior to his appointment and subsequent removal, Mboge was defending Lamin Waa Juwara, former Minister of Lands, Regional Administration and Traditional Rulers; the erstwhile Secretary General and Head of the Civil Services and Presidential Affairs Minister, Njogu Bah; and the Caliph General Muhideen Hydara, amongst others.
On the other hand, when the current Solicitor General, Cherno Marena was contacted to shed light on the issue he said he wasn’t aware of Mboge’s appointment, adding that as far he knows, he still remains the Solicitor General at the Ministry of Justice.