Monday, July 22, 2024

Writer says Solicitor General Sankareh and Attorney General Singhateh fear imminent arrest over colloquium budget scandal

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Dear Editor

 

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It is now three days since the arrest and detention of The Procurement Officer at the Ministry of Justice Ebou Mboob. I have gathered that his family could not get access to him since he was picked up from his office by officials of the National Intelligence Agency last Tuesday. It has now emerged that the Solicitor General and the Attorney General together sourced everything without making an application to that effect in contravention to Gambia Public Procurement Authority rules and regulations.

 

 

They then tried every possible to get Mr. Mboob write his name and sign the vouchers to pay vendors for the colloquium which he refused after seeking advice from his office because he never participated in the procurement process. The group which also include Asata Jawara then tried to channel the payment through the office of the Vice president, which also refused to be associated with the scandal. Members of the contracts committee also refused to sign.

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When the story emerged in the media, they became more careful and did not want to be associated in the anomaly. Meanwhile, Mr. Mboob has to pay the price for acting on the side of caution to succumb to the might of SG Saffie Sankareh and AG Fatima Singhateh who framed him accusing him of giving the information to the media. All this is meant to shift attention from the main issue of single sourcing and the wider corruption surrounding how the 6 million dalasis of tax payers’ money was spent.

 

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My investigations also revealed they have taken steps with the aid of an insider within the Ministry of Justice to put their house in order and effect payment so that all the blame will fall on the poor innocent Mboob who should in fact be praised for taking such a bold stance against fraud.

 

From the investigator

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