Badjie, whose hands remain dirty with blood of the April 2000 victims, was fired as the Minister of Transport, Works and Construction on Thursday. He had his debut in court on Tuesday. Ousman Badjie was arraigned before Magistrate Dawda Jallow of Banjul charged with the usual economic crime and negligence of official duties.
The former diplomat pleaded his innocence. The court ordered him to be remanded in Mile pending the reassignment of his case the Chief Justice.
Mr. Badjie was a former Interior Minister and the Gambia’s Ambassador to France. He was appointed Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure on August 25th 2014. No official reasons were advanced for his removal from office which followed the transfer of ministry to the Office of the President on November 13th.