Ex-NIA Boss & Co May Face Fresh Charges

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By Omar Wally

Gambia’s Justice Minister Abubcarr Tambadou, said he has been informed by the Prosecutor, handling the case of former NIA boss Yankuba Badjie & CO ,Antouman Gaye, that he intends to file a motion to amend the indictment in order to increase the number of Counts to 26 from the initial number of 12

Badjie, Louise Richards Leese Gomez, Saikou Omar Jeng, Baboucarr Sallah, Yusupha Jammeh, Haruna Susso, Tamba Mansary, Lamin Darboe  and Lamin Lang Sanyang are jointly charged with offenses ranging from Conspiracy to commit murder, murder, assault causing actual bodily harm, conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, forgery and making documents without authority.

Tambadou made the disclosure Monday, October 9 at the Ministry of Justice during a press briefing.

Tambadou said the case involving the former NIA boss will resume on Monday 16 October 2017. 

He said the Ministry of Justice is now drafting a bill on the establishment of a Constitutional Review Commission which shall be presented before the National Assembly at the earliest opportunity.

‘We are now at the final review stage of the draft TRRC bill. We spent a considerable amount of time on the bill working with experts in the area of transitional justice and truth commissions in particular’ Tambadou said.