State Prosecutors at the Attorney General Chambers in Banjul have indicted Fisheries ministry permanent Secretary, Dr. Bamba Banja.
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.
According to latest reports from Malagen, the AG has finally filed charges of economic crimes and official corruption against the former permanent secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries, Dr Bamba Banja who was put on administrative leave following in the wake of corruption allegations.
The investigative website reported that 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, is set to come before Justice Bakurin at the High Court.