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Former Gambian MP Paul Mendy Dies In Detention

Paul Mendy(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.Paul MendyPaul Mendy

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


+4 #2 2013-06-04 21:29
Contrary to the above story, the information I gather so far seem to indicate that exMP Paul actually died in the hospital.
My understanding is that he was once detained as is the case with everyone working 4 Jammeh. however, he was freed and apparently attended sunday mass at Kunkujang. It was later that day that he started complaining of some violent headache. Am told that he was then rushed to the hospital but eventually lost the battle to this unfortunate headache
0 #1 2013-06-04 20:52

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