Former Gambian CJ is in Ghana – Gov’t

Tuesday 11th March , 2014 2:39 pm

Former Chief Justice of Gambia, Mabel Agyemang

Former Chief Justice of Gambia, Mabel Agyemang

Government has denied reports that former Chief Justice of Gambia, Mabel Agyemang is hiding in an Embassy in the Gambia.

Government disclosed that the former Chief Justice is in Ghana while efforts are being made to resolve her issue with the Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh.

“She is not anywhere in Gambia” said a Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, Murtala Mohammed “she is indeed in Ghana and they have had meetings with her.”

Reports in Gambia indicate the former CJ took refuge at an Embassy in Banjul after she was dismissed by President Yahya Jammeh.

The reports also stated that the Gambian President described the former Chief Justice as “a thief and a criminal” on Gambian national television.

The Deputy Information Minister said “finding a solution is something that can be done between the president of Ghana and the president of Gambia.”

No reason has been given for the dismissal of Chief Justice Mabel Agyemang who was sworn in as Chief Justice in August last year but government of Ghana says “it is well aware that there is the need for something to be done” about the situation.

By: Betty Kankam-Boadu/