President Jammeh says the promotion of CDS Lang Tombong Tamba and Musa Jammeh was inline with the dictates of the constitution!
By Our Chief National Correspondent Landing Badjie, Banjul.
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The Commander-in-Chief of the Gambia Armed Forces, President Yaya Jammeh, has endorsed the promotion of Col.Lang Tombong Tamba and Capt. Musa Jammeh with effect from today. Col. Tamba, Chief of Defence Staff, is elevated to the rank of Brigadier-General whilst Capt. Jammeh of the Guards Battalion was promoted to the rank of Major. A terse press release from the Office of the President say, Mr. Jammeh was acting under powers conferred on him by the Constitution of The Gambia.

There appears to be no end in sight to the woes of the former managing director of Gamtel as the police would like to question and prosecute him on suspicion of dereliction of duty. Mr. Omar Ndow was picked up by men from the Major Crimes Unit of the Gambia Police Force (GPF) and the police say they are racing against time to conclude preparations to prosecute the ex-Gamtel chief.

The arrest of Mr. Ndow was already brought to the attention of Emmanuel Fagbenle,the director of public prosecution. Lawyer Tambedou,the counsel for Mr. Ndow, said he wasn’t privy to the reason(s) for the arrest of his client who was granted bail by the court. Mr. Tambedou himself paid a visit to Mr. Ndow at the police station and was informed that his client would be prosecuted soon. Mr.Ndow, who was rearrested on 25 April 2007, was today brought before Justice Monageng of the high court in Banjul on allegations of economic crimes, contrary to Section 5 (a) of the Economic Crimes Decree which can fetch a 10-year jail term.
The police image-maker, ASP Famara Jobarteh, this afternoon told a press conference that Mr. Ndow was indeed under the police custody and that he’s being investigated as a former holder of public office on suspicion of neglecting his duties as a public servant. ASP Jobarteh said investigations are at an advanced stage and that the outcome of the probe would be used as a subject of lawsuit.

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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007 (Archive on Tuesday, May 29, 2007)
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