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Former Gambian MP Paul Mendy Dies In Detention
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 13:46(JollofNews) – A former Gambian member of parliament has died this morning in state custody.
Paul Mendy, 54, who represented Kombo South constituency from January 1997 to March 2012 is reported to have died at the NIA headquarters in Banjul where he was held in connection with alleged financial misappropriation at the Kanilai Family Farm Ltd.
The cause of his death is unknown and Gambian authorities are yet to issue a public statement.
Until his death, Mr Mendy was the operations and logistic manager at President Yahya Jammeh's farm. He was in 2010 awarded Officer of the National Order of the Republic of The Gambia – (ORG) by President Jammeh.
While serving as MP, Mr Mendy worked in many parliamentary select committees and was also chairman of the parliamentary task force for the 2011 Donor Roundtable Conference which was aimed at mobilising resources and soliciting donor support for the successful implementation of the strategic development and investment plan of the National Assembly 2010-2014.
Written by PK Jarju
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