The detained former Foreign Affairs Minister Sarjo Jallow, has been granted court bail, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Justice Ottaba of the Special Criminal Court said Mr. Jallow bonding would in the sum of D200,000 with two Gambian sureties. Mr. Jallow was also required to surrender his travel documents to the Principal Registrar of the High Court. His sureties were also required to swear to an affidavit of means.

SARJO JALLOW 1Mr. Sarjo Jallow has been under NIA custody for some time now. He has been held more than the stipulated 72 hours as prescribed by the 1997 constitution.

Mr. Jallow was arrested by the NIA on September, 2nd in Manjaikunda. He was transported to the NIA headquarters in Banjul for further processing.

Earlier on, veteran Gambian lawyer Antouman Gaye, appearing for the detained former Minister asked the court to order for the unconditional release of Mr. Jallow from NIA custody. He lamented that his client has been held for over a month without bail

In his ruling, Justice Ottaba agreed with Consel Gaye. He ordered the state to release Mr. Jallow on bail.

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