Mar 7, 2011, 12:01 PM
The case involving Mbye Njie, ex-director of operations at the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), who was arraigned on a four-count charge which included official corruption and abuse of office, was yesterday adjourned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe.
The case was not called in court, but it was communicated to the parties that the case was adjourned till 8 October 2012, for continuation of defence testimony.
The particulars of the offence on count one stated that Mbye Njie, between April and July 2011 in Banjul, being employed as a narcotics control officer of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) of the Gambia government, by virtue of his employment did corruptly solicit or received D15, 000 from one Bakary Jammeh, on account of settling a case against one Sarjo Jallow out of court.
Count two stated that the accused person being employed as a narcotics control officer did corruptly solicit or received D5, 000 from one Bakary Jammeh, on account of releasing one Sarjo Jallow on bail in the discharge of his duties.
Furthermore, count three stated that the accused person did take or accept D15,000 from Bakary Jammeh as a reward for settling a case against one Sarjo Jallow out of court in the performance of his duties.
Count four read that Mbye Njie for the purpose of self gain, did arbitrarily refrain from prosecuting one Sarjo Jallow in abuse of his authority.