Gambia’s Ex-President Yahya Jammeh Corruption, Stole $362Million

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Yorbing Staff Wednesday April 3, 2019 World:

Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh stole $362m (£278m) during his 22 years in power, Reuters news agency reports quoting the justice minister.

Abubacarr Tambadou has been speaking to reporters about the conclusions of an investigation that involved speaking to 253 witnesses.

“This is a staggering amount of money that could have had significant impact on the lives of the ordinary people of this country,” Reuters quotes Mr Tambadou as saying

“Instead, it was money used to satisfy the pretentious and delusional lifestyle of an egotistic megalomaniac, acts that were both unconscionable and criminal.”

Mr Jammeh came to power in a coup in 1994 but was forced out in 2017 after refusing to accept that he had lost an election to Adama Barrow.

He is currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea and has not commented on the allegations.

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