5 immigration officers may face corruption, other charges

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Five officers of The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) may be charged with abuse of office and corruption as investigation into the ongoing corruption scandal in the Immigration Department reaches climax, The Point has been informed.

The director general of the Immigration Department, Buba Sanyang, and his deputy, our source added, are not found wanting. Therefore, they are excluded from the officers likely to be charged by the police. The five officers included Sambujang Badjie, Omar Badjie, Sulayman Colley, Omar Ceesay a cashier and one Mr. Saine.

When contacted, the spokesperson of The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) Spt. Mamanding S. Dibba said the matter is under investigation. “At the moment, I cannot tell you whether they are to be charged by the police or not. However, when we get the accurate information, we will invite you.”

PRO Dibba added that these are issues that he could not substantiate at the moment. “If I want to tell you anything with regard to matter, I may not be giving you the accurate information. As I told you early, once I have the accurate information I will let you people know about it,” Dibba noted. 

Our reporter has been rel iably informed that the panel investigating the matter has recommended for the said five officers to be slapped with charges of corruption and abuse of office.

Author: Momodou Jawo