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Senior fisheries officials in police net

Jan 26, 2015, 10:13 AM

Police sources have confirmed that nine senior staff of the Department of Fisheries and the Ministry of Fisheries were last week arrested and detained by the police.

The sources added that the nine officials included the Fisheries Ministry permanent secretary, Dr. Bamba Banja, and a former Fisheries director, Nfamara Dampha.

The sources further said investigations into the matter and circumstances surrounding their arrest and detention were ongoing.

It would be noted that Mass Axi Gai was relieved of his post as Fisheries Minister last Thursday, and replaced by Lamin Nyabally, the Minister of Presidential Affairs, Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service.