Ex-Minister Hospitalised Under Guard

Mambury Njie has been a victim of illegal detention without trial, the order of day in Jammeh's Gambia!
Mambury Njie has been a victim of illegal detention without trial, the order of day in Jammeh’s Gambia!

The Gambia’s illegally detained former Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs is reported to be hospitalized at the Serekunda General Hospital, family sources corroborated.

Mr. Mambury Njie has been detained by agents of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for 125 days.  The Banjul native, who had earlier been acquitted and discharged by the courts, was picked up at his residence in Brusubi on October 9th, 2014. He was escorted to the NIA headquarters in Banjul, with agents offering no reasons for the arrest. The Gambia government also remains tight-lipped on his case.

Mr. Njie’s detention was reportedly ordered by the Office of the President. He was neither charged, nor brought before the courts which violates his constitutional right.

Kairo News is trying to ascertain Mr. Njie’s medical condition. His family is reportedly allowed access to him and even brought food for him. But they could not understand why secret agents remain glued to his sick bed.

It could be recalled that Justice Mikailu Abdullahi of the Special Criminal Division of the High Court in Banjul on July 3rd, 2014, acquitted and discharged Mambury Njie on two counts of economic crime and neglect of official duty.



  1. This is total violation of his rights as human being and also a Gambian citizen . Mr Njie needs to be released and compensated for violation of rights. Keeping someone in indefinite detention is un-Gambian and deplorable act . Mr Jammeh should understand that the day he is capture he may want his rights to be respected and have fair trial in the courts . Violations of citizens rights doesn’t make a good leader but it portrays a despotic authoritarian leadership .

    • I for one fear for Mambury Njie’s life… Just like Baba Jobe, Mamabury knows too much into the embezzlements of the kanilai devil as finance minister…. Only God can safe him from the poison infested jaws of the kanilai predator Tony DAKUN FATABA…. I just hope I’m wrong & Mambury manage to get away with his life…. God help & continue to bless Gambia; Ameen.

  2. He was against the execution of the nine prisoners.

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