The Acting Mayor of the Kanifing Municipal Council, who replaced Francis Gomez, on April 16, 2007, was on Thursday arrested, interrogated and bailed. Alieu Momar Njie, the acting KMC Mayor, was arrested today interrogated and bailed. No reason was advanced for his arrest. But sources close to the police, have it that he is the Commissioner of The Gambia Scout Association and was named in an embezzlement associated with funds of the Scouts Association.

PRO of Police, Inspector Secka, could not confirm why he was apprehended, detained and bailed. He told our Correspondent that the matter was under investigation and he could not comment on the matter. Police Spokesman Secka informed the Freedom Newspaper that once the investigations are complete, they will inform the press accordingly. Secka says Mr. Njie was indeed arrested but was released on bail.

Before coming to the KMC, Alieu Momar Njie, was the IEC Commissioner up country. When Francis Gomez, the then Acting Mayor of KMC was booted out under unclear circumstances, Njie was taken to head the KMC. Gomez was handed his sacking letter, when he was at the cemetery burying his mother or immediately after his mother’s death.

Mayor Njie has not been sacked. He is on bail and the case may continue. Speaking to our Reporter, Mr. Njie confirmed about his arrest. The detained Mayor said he was granted bail but declined to comment further on the reason surrounding his arrest He was released on Thursday evening.

It is evident that under  his leadership, the KMC started working on garbage dump recycling. The  old garbage vehicles that were dead started working. Njie’s arrest came as a surprise to many here.

Written By Our Reporter Famara Jammeh (Paid and Commissioned By The Freedom Newspaper). 

Source: Freedom Newspaper

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