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Another setback in Mambury Njie bail application

Jan 14, 2013, 9:23 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The matter of the bail application filed by the former minister, Mambury Njie, could not proceed on Thursday before Justice M. Abdoullah, at the Banjul High Court.

It would be recalled that following the failure of his first bail application, Mambury Njie filed another bail application before the said court.

When the case was called, defence counsel Lamin S. Camara announced his representation for the applicant, while the Director of Public Prosecutions, S.H Barkun, announced his representation for the state.

Counsel Camara then told the court that he was not served with the affidavit in opposition filed by the state.

He added that when he filed his affidavit, he served the state, stating that these are basic rules.

Camara further stated that he needed time to reply when served, before he could proceed.

Counsel added it was not advisable for him to proceed at this moment, and applied for an adjournment.

The judge then adjourned the case till 14 January 2013, and ordered the DPP to serve the defence with the affidavit in opposition.

It would be recalled that Mambury Njie was arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, charged with economic crime.

However, he was remanded at the state central prison at Mile 2 while the case was transferred to the high court, which has jurisdiction to hear the matter.

The particulars of offence read at the lower court stated that Mambury Njie, between 2006 and 2010 in Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia, intentionally and recklessly did an act which was detrimental to the economy of The Gambia.