Death delays Njogu Bah’s trial


Yusupha Dibba had testified as the state’s second witness in the ongoing trial of Dr Njgou Bah, former secretary general and minister of Presidential Affairs.

According to Magistrate Hilary Abeke, the registrar of the court lost his mother and all cases were adjourned.  “Most of the staff are leaving to pay their condolences to the family and we therefore cannot proceed with the trial today,” he said before adjourning the case to today. 

Dr Njogu Bah is standing trial on a single charge of abuse of office at the Banjul Magistrates Court. He is accused of 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 for nomination while he was the head of the civil service. He pleaded not guilty.


He was charged after he was convicted by the Special Criminal Division to a two-year jail term on charges of conspiracy and abuse of office together with the former attorney general Lamin Jobarteh and former solicitor general Pa Harry Jammeh.


By Binta Bah