Feb 21, 2011, 12:13 PM
Former Youth and Sports permanent secretary, Mambanyick Njie, was yesterday arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court charged with giving false information to a public officer.
Njie denied the charge, and was subsequently granted court bail of D250,000 with a Gambian surety who must have landed property, and the surety should deposit his identification card with the registrar of the court.
The particulars of offence stated that Mambanyick Njie, on 1st March 2012 in Banjul, whilst serving as Permanent Secretary Youths 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.
The prosecuting officer, Sergeant Manga, told the court that the prosecution had just brought the case for mention to enable them bring their witnesses to court.
He said bail was at the discretion of the court.
The case was then adjourned to 15 November 2012, for hearing.
It would be recalled that Mambanyick Njie was sacked from his position as permanent secretary in June this year,
He was arrested Tuesday last week, and subsequently charged with giving false information to a public officer.