Janneh-Njie of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on 3 May 2017 acquitted Njogu Bah,
former secretary general and head of the civil service, who was charged with
abuse of office.
acquittal followed the application earlier made by the state counsel, M. Jobe,
to withdraw the case by virtue of section 68 (1) of the Criminal Procedure
alleged that Mr Njogu Bah sometime in January 2013, at State House in Banjul,
abused the authority of his office as secretary general and head of the civil
service by interfering with the recommendation and posting of Ms Jainaba
Jobarteh to the Gambia Permanent Mission at the United Nations in New York
without following the proper procedure of nomination.