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The Gambia: Jammeh’s disciples cry foul as President Barrow chase looted funds and properties

Loyalists of self-exiled former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh are crying foul as the new government presided by President Adama Barrow officially go in search of properties and funds alleged looted by Jammeh.

A 3-man commission of enquiry was inaugurated on Wednesday July 12 by President Adama Barrow; the commission is charged with the responsibilities of assessing the assets of his predecessor.

President Barrow feels the move is another step in the countries change agenda for good governance.

Loyalists Jammeh’s hometown, Kanilai are protesting over the enquiry and accusing the Barrow government of witch hunt.

The commission is assessing an estate built by Jammeh.the estate has buildings, a mosque, a safari park and a military warfare training camp.

In a statement made by a member of Jammeh’s APRC party, Fabakary Tombong Jatta termed the investigation as “witch-hunting”.

“These people just want anything with any link to Jammeh and that’s not fair,” Fabakary Tombong Jatta said.

Tombong Jatta’s view is highly supported and backed by other Jammeh loyalists in Kanilai and other parts of the country.

Members of the APRC party have been referring to the actions of government officials and others assessing Jammeh’s estate as part of efforts aimed at retrieving state funds.

Jammeh who ruled the country for over two decades went on exile to Equatorial Guinea.

Source: Africanews

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