By Mustapha Jallow
The former Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of the APRC, who
is detained without release or trial, is still hospitalised at the
Serekunda General Hospital, according to sources.
Mr. Mambury Njie, has served the current government in variouscapacities as Ambassador, Permanent Secretary, Secretary General and
Head of the Civil Service, culminating in ministerial positions under
different portfolios such as Foreign Affairs, Trade and Finance.
Mr. Njie was arrested at his residence in Brusubi by NIA operatives
and later taken to their headquarters in Banjul on Thursday, 9 October
He was apparently detained at the NIA headquarters in Banjul for about
two weeks before being transferred to SK hospital on 28 November,
Although the family is not denied access to him, but his continued
detention and state of health is a matter of grave concern to the
family, said the source.
He has now been hospitalized at Serekunda General Hospital for 211
days (today) under guard.
Mr. Njie was earlier arraigned at both the Banjul Magistrates’ Court
and Banjul High Court to answer to several charges, after his removal
from the cabinet of President Yahya Jammeh. He was eventually
acquitted and discharged on the two counts of economic crime and
neglect of duty by Justice Mikailu Abdulahi of the Special Criminal
Division of the High Court in Banjul on 3 July 2014.
The family of Mr. Njie is still calling on the head of state to help
them and release their loved one.