7 December 2012

Gambia: Detained Judiciary Quartet Released

Four detained senior members of the Gambia judiciary have secured their release, this news outlet gathers.

The top staffers of the law arm of government were nabbed in police net for days before their recent release on bail.

The detainees are former Magistrate Buba Jawo now Sheriff of the Banjul upper court, Mrs. Mariama Ceesay Mboob registrar, Modou Boye and Jerreh Manneh both staff of the aforementioned court, were released on Wednesday after the intervention of the Gambia Bar Association, impeccable sources say.

The quartet, it emerged, were rounded up at the premises of the Banjul High court by officers of Serious Crime Unit five days ago and no criminal charge has been pressed on them at press time.

Police spokesperson Cadet-Assistant Superintendent David Kujabi is said to be in Basse when contacted and would resume official duties on Monday 10th.

The unprecedented crackdown on the quartet caused a stir putting the Judiciary - a non-partisan armed of government on the spotlight - in the wake of recent wave of arrest sweeping the country.

The incarceration of the judicial 4 reels hot on the heels of high profile apprehension of another senior member of the Gambia Bar, Amie Bensouda, who has since been granted bail but is asked to frequent the police headquarters to report.

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