Gambia: Former NIA Legal Officer Resigns Citing His Lack Of Faith In Barrow’s Gov’t; After He Was Reinstated To The Police!


The suspended NIA Legal officer Baboucarr Badjie has resigned from the Barrow government after he was reinstated into the force as Chief Superintendent of police assigned to Kanifing, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Mr. Badjie,  spent two days at work before resigning. He held the rank of Commissioner of police, before he was redeployed to the NIA. He was demoted from Commissioner of police to the rank of Chief Superintendent. 

According to sources familiar with the story, Mr. Badjie said he has lost faith in the current Barrow government; hence he decided to tender his resignation letter. His resignation came as a surprise to many in the force, said our source. 

It would be recalled that Mr. Badjie’s debacle with the NIA started following the publication of his petition letter to president Barrow against his boss Ousman Sowe by this medium .  Mr. Badjie alleges among things such as Sowe’s arbitrary administration of the agency, tampering of evidence, and discrimination. He was held by the Kairaba  police for days before he was released.

Mr. Badjie is a native of Bansang. He is said to be an outstanding principled officer. 

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