By Mustapha Jallow

Mambury Njie, a former Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, is still admitted at Mambury NjieSerekunda General Hospital, while under detention without court appearance or release for seven months now.

The former state minister, who had also held numerous ministerial portfolios as well as being the former head of the civil service and ambassador, is held under guard by operatives of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), according to sources.

Mr. Njie was earlier acquitted and discharged on 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.

He was arrested at his residence in Brusubi by NIA operatives and taken away to their headquarters in Banjul on Thursday, 9 October 2014. Since then he has not reunited with his family.