EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Office of Gambia’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice has called the recent news published on Freedom online newspaper on the sacking of the country’s Interior Minister Ahmed Mai Fatty, saying the story, as portrayed by the news medium was unfounded.
On Friday, President Adama Barrow relieved Mr. Fatty of his cabinet appointment without giving any reason but many people has connected it to the revocation of permit to group of people who says they were goi g to conduct a “peaceful” assembly in protest against the country’s power house NAWEC for a protracted water and electricity failure.
In the Freedom newspaper article, it was alleged that Mr. Fatty was involved in a criminal activity where he received a huge amount of Money from Simlex company to be allegedly given to President Barrow to persuade him to award them the country’s biometric passport contract.
The Justice Ministry says it reject the report and regard it as completely unfounded and insensitive to Mr. Fatty family who must be going through a difficult time.
“The Ministry’s doors are open to everyone, including the press on all matters pertaining to the Ministry. Therefore it is expected that such goodwill and open door policy will be reciprocated by verifying any report pertaining to the Ministry before publishing same as news.”