Gambia to stop prosecuting 17 government officials

Prosecutors from the Gambia’s Justice Department on Tuesday told a court in Banjul it will be dropping charges against 17 senior government officials, an official at the Attorney General’s office said.

All the 17 senior and junior government officials have been freed on bail by the court.

The 17 were part of 28 government staffers who are being held liable for abusing their authority and neglecting their duties.

The Attorney General has so far signed off for the prosecution of at least 11 other civil servants: Jallow, Aussainou Jobarteh, Cherno Omar Barry, Abdoulie KM Jallow, Abdoulie Jallow, Lamin Camara, Lamin Sanneh, Tijan Jeng, Jerreh Sanyang, Malang Jammeh and Momodou Lamin Jammeh, who are still being held in custody.

Prosecution of Kaiding Sambou, Bernard Mendy, Cherno Njie, Yira Jammeh, Abdoulie TB Jarra, Aminata Semega Janneh, Abdoulie Jallow, Fafa Sanyang, Fatoumatta Bah, Momodou Saidyleigh, Aja Fatou Gaye, Habib TB Jarra, Lamin Sisey, Naffie Barry, Famara Darboe, Roheyatou Kah and Sanna Gassama will be discontinued on September 7.

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