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NDEA’s Pa Mbye, Foday Barry charged

Jul 9, 2012, 12:46 PM

Charges of giving false information and abuse of office have been pressed against two former senior officers of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), The Point has reliably learnt.

Pa Habib Mbye former Director of Intelligence and Investigation, and Foday Barry former Crime Management Coordinator and Director of Operations at the NDEA, reported on bail at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) on Friday where they were informed about the charges, sources said.

According to our sources, the duo are expected to appear in court today Monday 9th July 2012 to answer to the charges preferred against them.

They were earlier arrested on 11th May 2012, detained for 43 days and released on Friday 22nd June without being charged.

Though the reason(s) for their arrest was not clear to this paper, it was alleged that their arrest was in connection with the NDEA investigative report on the University of The Gambia, UTG, which was tendered as evidence in the false information trial of Dr Gumbo Touray, former Director of International Affairs at the UTG.