Judiciary Missing D11M: ‘ Accused Person Charged and Prosecuted’ 

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Cadet ASP Binta Njie, Police Spokeswoman

By: Foday Manneh

The Spokeswoman of The Gambia Police Force, Cadet ASP Binta Njie, has confirmed to TAT that the accused person in the reported missing D11M within the judiciary has been charged and prosecuted. 

“The accused was charged with an attempt to commit a felony. He was prosecuted, and he pleaded guilty.” PRO Binta said. 

“He was fined a sum of Ten thousand Dalasis (D10,000.00) in default to serve 6 months imprisonment.” 

According to PRO Njie, no loss was incurred, and the accused is a first-time offender. TAT understands the accused is one Ebrima Cham, a staff of the Judiciary. 

The story, first published in the Standard Newspaper on 12 September 2022, revealed that the Office of the Chief Justice reported a suspected case of fraud and corruption involving a judiciary staff.

The Standard’s informant also disclosed that the Central Bank of The Gambia detected the anomalies and alerted the Office of the Chief Justice, which subsequently invited the Police to look into the matter.

However, a week later, the Chief Justice issued a press release denying the D11 million fraud and mismanagement within the judiciary, saying such allegations are false.

The special investigations unit of the Police investigated the case and sent their report to the Attorney General’s chambers for legal advice. This later shows the accused person being prosecuted and charged for an attempt to commit a felony.

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