More Revelations On Former Gambian President’s Properties

By Dawda Faye

Investigators yesterday continued to present more properties acquired by the former President, Yahya Jammeh, in West Coast Region and districts within the region.

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

The lead investigator, ASP Delo Baldeh, continued his testimony on the properties of the former president in Kombo districts and Fonis as well.

ASP Baldeh told the commissioners that the former president had a property in Foni Kampassa measuring 32.5 hectares which was leased to him in 2013 by the community leaders.

He also informed the commission that the community leaders of Bussura, Duwasu, Kassa kunda, Seyone, Darsilami, Kuloro, Cubineh, Dimbaya and Manduarr villages respectively allocated lands to the former president.

According to him, the property in Kuloro village was allocated to the late Baba Jobe and Toullie Jarju by the alkalo of the village and the family, measuring 17.40 hectares. But according to ASP Baldeh, the said land was among the properties of Baba Jobe taken by the former president, noting that they have not got the lease document of the former president regarding the said property.

On the properties acquired by the former president in Fonis, commission’s Counsel Amie Bensouda, at this point, intimated to the commission that the former president acquired 32 properties in the fonis.

In his evidence, ASP Baldeh told the commissioners that the properties acquired by the former president in the districts of Foni were located in different villages namely: Kampassa, Kayaborr, Bantanjang, Alla Kunda, Santanba, Kanilai, Bujinka, Dobong, Burock, Ngiffi  farm, Bunuborr Park, Tintinba, Jomo Kunda , Nyangit, Bintang Katacorr, Bintang Lewoto, Jalalo island, Batending Kajara farm, Kaw Kaw Island, Bulanghorr Island and Lewoto and Foni Berefet respectively.

According to the lead investigator, all these properties were leased to the former president by the community leaders of the respective villages measuring in different hectares.

Sittings continues.


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