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State absence delays former SG Bah’s trial

Jan 14, 2015, 10:36 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The absence of state prosecutors yesterday delayed the trial of the former Secretary General and head of the civil service, Dr Njogu Bah, at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Dawda Jallow.

When the case was called, there was no representative from the state. The accused person was to continue his evidence-in-chief.

However, the case was adjourned to 21 January 2015, for continuation of proceedings.

The state accused Dr Njogu Bah; that sometime in June 2013 at State House in Banjul, he abused the authority of his office as Secretary General by interfering with the recommendation and posting of Ms Jainaba Jobarteh to the Gambia’s permanent mission at the United Nations in New York, without following the proper procedure of nomination, and thereby committed an offence.