Sources: Tina Faal released on bail

Tina-Faal-picGambian politician Tina Faal has been released from the State Central Prison on Monday after being granted bail for a second time by a court in Banjul, sources close to the GDC party confirmed.

Faal was arrested at her home on August 8, and taken to the Mile 2 prison on the outskirts of the capital, Banjul after her bail was revoked through an executive order.

Faal’s counsel Kombeh Gaye-Coker said the politician’s rights were violated after she was rearrested and detained whiles no new charges were filed against her.

State prosecutor Sarja Sanyang has been warned by the court to proceed with the case after requesting an adjournment.

Members of the GDC party are expected to pay her a visit on Tuesday, party sources said.

Tina Faal was a former member of The Gambia’s parliament nominated by President Jammeh. She cross-carpeted to the newly formed Gambia Democratic Congress after her daughter Geogina Gomez, an official at the Gambia’s Embassy in London was entangled in a tobacco fraud scandal. President Jammeh waived their impunity giving way to the British government to prosecute her, landing her in prison for five years.

Faal said she felt betrayed by Mr Jammeh for not rewarding her loyalty and allowing her daughter to be sent to prison.

Faal was previously arrested in July and pleaded innocent to charges of conspiracy and theft for selling parts of an aircraft belonging to her former husband Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko, a Malian business tycoon. She was later released on bail.

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