The Gambia’s Justice Minister has disclosed that more properties linked to former President Yahya Jammeh had been uncovered. He said the list had been submitted to the High Court.
Aboubacarr Tambadou said on Thursday that the new list of assets linked to Jammeh included properties in the Greater Banjul area plus additional bank accounts and three companies.
The discoveries comes barely a week after President Adama Barrow instituted a committee to look into properties owned by Jammeh. According to Barrow, the move was ‘‘another step in our change agenda for good governance.’‘
In May this year, authorities announced the seizure of some $50m of Jammeh assets and also froze over 130 properties and accounts linked to him.
Jammeh who left the country after his over two-decade rule ended in January this year is currently in Equatorial Guinea. He has not commented on the situation back home since he left. The last that was seen of him was when pictures emerged of him working on a farm in his new country.
Jammeh lost elections to an opposition coalition led by Barrow in December last year. He accepted the loss to much admiration by political watchers before flipping on his word.
Regional mediation failed but Guinean and Mauritanian leaders managed to get him to leave at the last minute – at a time that regional forces were ready to enter the country and oust him.