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D-Day for ex-PS Mambanyick Njie

Oct 1, 2014, 11:14 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Nearly two years into his legal tussle with the state, the former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youths and Sports, Mambanyick Njie, will know his fate today, as the Banjul Magistrates’ Court is expected to deliver judgment in his case.

Mambanyick Njie was arraigned and charged with giving false information to a public officer at the court before the acting-principal Magistrate Lamin Mbaye snr.

Ex-Ps Njie denied the charge, and was subsequently granted court bail of D250,000.

During the trial, the prosecution called several witnesses including former officials of the then Gambia Football Association (GFA).

The particulars of offence stated that  Mambanyick Njie, on 1 March 2012 in Banjul, whilst serving as permanent secretary Youth and Sports, wrote a petition to the Office of the President stating that the ex-Gambia Football Association (GFA) executives were engaged in malpractices and never gave a thorough account of the imprests given to them for international matches and, therefore, sought  approval  to dissolve the said  GFA executive, information he knew to be false or did not believe to be true.