By Buba Gagigo
Momodou Lamin Badjie, former Councilor of Ebo Town/Jeshwang ward, has publicly apologized to Lawyer Amie Bensouda after alleging that her son, Mayor Talib Ahmed Bensouda, used the Kanifing Municipal Council as a business venture for his family and further alleged that, Mrs. Amie Bensouda, had shares in AGIB Bank, that mayor Bensouda used as collateral to secure financing for the Kanifing Municipal Council Mbalit project.
Mr. Badjie made those allegations at a press conference and a few days later, Mrs. Amie N.D. Bensouda, through her counsel at the law firm, Farage Andrews Law Practice, wrote a cease-and-desist letter to Momodou Lamin Badjie, demanding a written and public apology or in lieu pay her one hundred million dalasis for defamation.
In a press conference on Thursday, through Voice Out Digital, the former councilor issued the following apology to Mrs. Amie Bensouda;
“I, Momodou Lamin Badjie, the secretary General of the Councilors Association who made a statement on behalf of the association, had erred on some of the statements about Amie Bensouda. Therefore, we had a meeting and have agreed that we will do a public apology to apologize to Amie Bensouda, which I am doing. I am hereby apologizing to Amie Bensouda on my behalf and on behalf of the Association for the statement that we made that she feel offended, that she feels is defamatory. It was not intentional, and we sincerely apologize to her and assured her that we will not talk about her in any forum that we sit.”