By Mustapha Jallow The former Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of the APRC, whoMambury Njie is detained without release or trial, is still hospitalised at the Serekunda General Hospital, according to sources. Mr. Mambury Njie, has served the current government in variouscapacities as Ambassador, Permanent Secretary, Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, culminating in ministerial positions under different portfolios such as Foreign Affairs, Trade and Finance. Mr. Njie was arrested at his residence in Brusubi by NIA operatives and later taken to their headquarters in Banjul on Thursday, 9 October 2014. He was apparently detained at the NIA headquarters in Banjul for about two weeks before being transferred to SK hospital on 28 November, 2014, Although the family is not denied access to him, but his continued detention and state of health is a matter of grave concern to the family, said the source. He has now been hospitalized at Serekunda General Hospital for 211 days (today) under guard. Mr. Njie was earlier arraigned at both the Banjul Magistrates’ Court and Banjul High Court to answer to several charges, after his removal from the cabinet of President Yahya Jammeh. He was eventually acquitted and discharged on the two counts of economic crime and neglect of duty by Justice Mikailu Abdulahi of the Special Criminal Division of the High Court in Banjul on 3 July 2014. The family of Mr. Njie is still calling on the head of state to help them and release their loved one.  ]]>

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