Following his indictment by state prosecutors, Dr Bamba Banja has finally appeared before a high court Judge in Banjul to answer to courruption charges brought against him.
Dr Banja is charged with three counts of corruption related offences.
His indictment follows an investigation conducted by local investigative website, the Malagen. The paper accused Mr. Banja of corruption after evidence suggests he took bribes from Chinese investors.
Dr Bamba Banja, who was put on administrative in the wake of corruption allegations, has denied any wrongdoing.
Dr Banja was accused of collecting bribes from officials of a Chinese fish meal company, Golden Lead. Golden Lead operates The Gambia’s biggest fish meal factory on the shores of Gunjur, Kombo South.
The charges include a ‘public officer receiving property’, ‘economic crimes’ and ‘official corruption. The case, which was filed in August when the court was on vacation, begins since the state is ready to prosecute the case.