The Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Justice have become the latest to clarify that they did not specially instructed the National Sports Council, NSC, to suspend the GFF leadership in the wake of the tax fraud investigations. Earlier, the Select Committee on Sports at the National Assembly said they too did not instruct the NSC with a specific action against the GFF, adding that their submission of the police report for the NSC accompanied wording for their record action but it did not specifically say they should suspend the GFF leadership as portrayed by the NSC in its suspension letters.
The press statement from the AG Chambers s reads:
The Attorney General’s Chamber and Ministry of Justice notes with concern reports in the media that the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) President and two other officials of the body were suspended, supposedly on the recommendation made in a legal advice proffered by this office. This office wishes to make it clear that it made no such recommendation.
The legal opinion issued by this Ministry neither made any finding of criminal culpability against the said three officials nor made any adverse recommendations against them.