LT. Col. Bojang Sentenced to One Year in Prison


By Mustapha Jallow A former commander of the state guards stationed at PresidentColonel Solo Bojang Yahya Jammeh’s home village of Kanilai and also a former manager of the Kanilai Family Farms (KFF), has been sentenced to one year in prison by a court martial held at Fajara Barracks annex in Bakau on 27 August 2015,according to a family source. The source said Bojang was escorted out of the court room immediately after the passing of the verdict and the family was not allowed to talk to him as he was taken back to prison. It was earlier reported that Bojang was taken before a court martial on charges that are not known to the public since the media was not allowed to cover the proceedings. The erstwhile senior military officer was earlier arraigned before the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on 12 May 2014 and charged with three counts of ‘Abuse of office’, ‘Conspiracy’, ‘Theft’ and ‘False information’. He was acquitted and discharged on all except one charge which was False Information and of which he was convicted and fined D50, 000. The family told this medium that the fine was immediately paid but that their loved one was nonetheless escorted out of the courtroom by the security that whisked him away to an unknown destination. Since then, Bojang was detained by the authorities that kept him until his recent prison sentence by a military court martial.]]>