Ex-NIA director general hospitalised

Monday, September 25, 2017

Yankuba Badjie, former director general of the infamous National Intelligence Agency (NIA), which is now renamed State Intelligence Service (SIS), has been admitted at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul, hospital sources said.

Sources said the embattled former director general is suffering from pneumonia and is admitted at the Private Block of the hospital since last Monday.

Badjie and eight other former NIA officials are standing trial for the killing of Solo Sandeng, the former youth mobiliser of the United Democratic Party, who was tortured to death allegedly by the operatives of the NIA in April 2016.

Badjie and his colleagues are charged with murder, assaults causing actual bodily harm, conspiracy to commit misdemeanour, forgery and making documents without authority.

The NIA under the 22 years of former President Yahya Jammeh were the most feared agency in the country.  Their only duties were arrest, detention, torture, forceful disappearances and even killing of innocent people on the orders of Jammeh.

Source: Picture: Former NIA Director General Yankuba Badjie