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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

D Day in Mambanyick’s case set for another day

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His fate hangs in the balance after three consecutive adjournments. Mambanyick Njie was supposed to know his fate last October after 24 months of legal tussle with the state. 

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He was arraigned on November 5, 2012 for writing to the Office of the President that the former GFA executives were engaged in financial malpractices and never gave a thorough account of the imprests given to them for international matches and therefore sought approval to dissolve the committee, an information he knew to be false or does not believe to be true. He denied any wrongdoing. 

Five witnesses, including the treasurer of the GFA have so far testified as state witnesses. His lawyer Antouman Gaye had earlier urged the court to discharge and acquit Mr Njie in his oral address. The prosecutor on the other hand, relied on the evidence before the court before the then magistrate, Lamin Mbaye was replaced by Dawda Jallow in October. 

When the case was to resume Tuesday,  Magistrate, Dawda Jallow did not sit. The accused person was seen at the court premises but neither his lawyer nor the prosecutor were in the court. It was confirmed from the court clerk that the case has now been adjourned to December 1.

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