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Fertiliser scandal: Justice Ministry recommends prosecution of 3 people

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The Ministry of Justice has recommended the prosecution of three people in connection to the infamous fertilizer scandal which engulfed the agriculture ministry about a year ago.

Thousands of bags of obsolete fertiliser in the custody of Gambia Government were contracted to one Modou Dibba to reportedly disposed off them but he went to sell them to various clients in and outside the country.

Dibba was contracted for the disposal by the agriculture ministry. The Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou told journalists on Tuesday that their recommendation for prosecution of three unnamed people was referred to the police about 3 months ago.

“On the agriculture fertilizer case, we have made our opinion to the Gambia Police Force on 26 February 2019 recommending that charges be preferred against three individuals and that the police should conduct the prosecution of the case,” said Tambadou.

Tambadou would not however mention the names of the individuals whose prosecution they have recommended.

Kerr Fatou has published report about this fertilizer in the custody of Gambia Government which is kept at several stores across the country in 2018.

This medium tries to reach the police for comment on the issue but the police spokesperson could not be reached.

Meanwhile, the justice minister defended the arrest of witnesses who appeared before the Truth Commission and were seemingly not cooperative with the Commission.

 

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