May 11, 2015, 10:03 AM
When the case was called, the police prosecutor told the court the case was just for mention, and applied for it to be transferred to the High Court for proper arraignment of the accused person.
His application was granted and the case was subsequently transferred to the High Court, whilst the accused was remanded in custody.
According to the particulars of offence in count one, Ousman Badjie between 14 and 30 June 2014 in Banjul and diverse places, whilst being the Gambia’s Head of Mission in France, intentionally failed to pursue the case of a stolen twenty-seven thousand Euros equivalent to D1,134,000, involving one Faisal Bojang, with the French Government, an omission which was shown to be detrimental to the economy of The Gambia, and thereby committed an offence.
The prosecutors further alleged that Badjie, under count two, whilst serving as the Head of Mission in France, willfully neglected to perform his duty for the French Government to pursue Faisal Bojang, to recover an amount of €27,000 embezzled (equivalent to D1,134,000), and thereby committed an offence.
Badjie it was further alleged, in count three, that on the same month and year, whilst being The Gambia’s Head of Mission in France, he willfully neglected to perform his duty to pursue the police declaration that the signature of the Deputy Head of Mission was forged, and thereby committed an offence.