The Fatu Network has received credible information that Sira Wally Ndow-Njie, Gambia’s ex-Petroleum Minister who also served as deputy Tourism and Culture was today, August 2, 2016 rushed to The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul after she fell at Mile 2 central prison.
Shortly after she was seen by a doctor, sources say Sira was discharged immediately from the hospital and headed back to Mile 2 after directives were given that she should not be admitted no matter what her condition is.
Sira who was sacked on Monday, June 20, was arrested shortly after her removal from office and was first detained at the notorious NIA headquarters in Banjul, she was picked up by the NIA from a funeral service she was attending.
Her arrest and that of nine others came after The Office of The President announced that it has discovered ‘one of the most serious economic crimes in Government during the past 22 years of the second republic’.
Many of those arrested and detained were granted bail but the court has refused Sira Wally and two others bail. All three are currently remanded at The Mile 2 central prison.
Mrs Ndow-Njie was first appointed to serve in President Jammeh’s Cabinet on 25 December 2009 as minister of Energy and removed from office on 10 June 2010. She was again appointed to serve as Minister of Petroleum in February 2015 until April 18, 2016 when she was relieved of her appointment and redeployed to the Tourism and Culture ministry as deputy minister, a position she last held.