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$11Million Dollars Reportedly Missing from Gambia’s Treasury following Yahya Jammeh’s Exit

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Former president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, leaving the country

More than $11 million is reportedly missing from The Gambia’s treasury after their long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh departed the country.

According to BBC, an adviser of new President, Adama BarrowAhmad Fatty said the financial experts are still trying to evaluate the exact loss incurred by the tiny West African country but it is known that Jammeh had loaded luxury cars and other items into a Chadian cargo plane on the night he left the country.

Speaking to reporters, Fatty revealed that The Gambia was in financial crisis as their coffers are almost empty.

“The coffers are virtually empty, It has been confirmed by technicians in the ministry of finance and the Central Bank of the Gambia.” he said.

He said Jammeh had made off with more than $11m in the past two weeks alone. Although BBC is unable to independently verify the claims

Jammeh is reportedly now in Equatorial Guinea. However, the authorities of Equatorial Guinea are yet to confirm the reports.

Source: BBC NewsPhoto Credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

20 Comments

  1. Prince Charming

    January 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Lolzzzz…he emptied the treasury before he left. Badhest! The day of reckoning is coming. Enjoy the 11million while it last.

  2. Benson Ossai

    January 23, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Jammeh, please try and return the money you left with for the benefit of the poor people in your country.After 22 years in power we all know you are a made guy.Leaving with that huge amount is nothing but wickedness.The wicked can never end well no matter where they run to.They can run from the people but they can’t run away from God and their end is always terrible.Jammeh you need God i can imagine the curses that you are carrying on your head right now.Return the money to the Gambia Jammeh.

  3. Love

    January 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    What were they thinking? That he would go empty handed ? The money is the reason he was there for 22 years in the first place and not his love for Gambia. Ole

    • Nnomsie

      January 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Exactly my thoughts, he stayed back to clear some transactions and perfect his exit to a lif eof luxury while the country suffers….

  4. trudy

    January 23, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Jammeh has set himself for future extradition and prosecution with this singular act. prosecutors will have a jolly good time following the money trail, aside the allegations of human rights abuses … the countdown is on for you MR.

  5. survivor

    January 23, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    this one ought to v be shot in d leg before leaving d country nah

  6. MadamYe...

    January 23, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Only $ 11 million….

    Chicken Change compared to our own counterparts…

  7. keke driver

    January 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Stealing is wrong o….But ONLY $11M and their “treasury” is ALREADY empty???? How much was Deziani accused of stealing again???

    • LemmeRant

      January 23, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Deizani the Feminist
      Deizani the Powerful One
      All hail Deizani…….. hehehe

    • Anon

      January 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Can’t really compare both countries.

      Gambia’s GDP is slightly over $1 billion.
      Nigeria’s GDP is slightly over $1 trillion..

  8. Sherlock

    January 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I am sorry that my comment has no bearing on this article but I had to find a way to write on a crisis that is affecting my country but for which all foreign media have been mute on. The English speaking regions of Cameroon (known as the Southern Cameroons) have been in crisis since October 2016 and no foreigner newspaper or news agency has carried the news. Every single day, I tune to the radio and television to see a hint of the crisis but it’s always a disappointment.
    The government of Cameroon has shown that it is a dictatorship. It is not open to dialogue and all who dare speak against it must be silenced. People have been arrested, tortured and killed and no one outside the country is aware of this. The Anglophone Regions are currently fully occupied by the military. I am writing this to spread the news, to make people aware of what Anglophones in Cameroon have always complained about – being marginalized.
    I am neither a journalist nor a writer, but our cries have to be heard. The world needs to be aware of this dictatorship that has plagued our country for too long. We can no longer sit quiet and watch what is ours being destroyed and killed. It is alleged that more than 15 people have been killed.
    I’m calling on you to write about this so that people can be aware of our predicament, so that the government can be exposed. Please do because if you don’t, you are just as guilty as our tyrannical government that has forbidden the local press to report on the crisis and has disconnected the internet in the two regions to prevent people from sharing the information on social media.
    Thank you

    • Marian

      January 23, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      They know, the sad truth is they don’t care. Unfortanately, we are at the bottom of the food chain. It was featured on the CNN website one time. It’s on my facebook feed and I was just invited to join a pray for Cameroon page.

      I wish there was a magic button i can push to flush out all the people holding Africa back. Heard they’ve blocked internet in that region. I really don’t know what it will take to change things in Africa. I just wanna push a reset button and start over with new leaders. All i know is no foreign body is coming to save us so we have to save ourselves. The how is what i haven’t figured out yet.

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      We’re not oblivious to your plight, sister. I watch CRTV every now and then to try and catch up on the crisis even though it is propaganda TV.
      TVC News ran a report on it sometime in December and I saw the protests in London.
      Don’t worry, things will get better as Paul Biya’s time is slowly but surely coming to an end. ?

    • WeCare

      January 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      I am so sorry to hear this and I know it must be very frustrating when no one wants to listen as they did Rwanda until after a million people died.

      I am starting a new lifestyle blog soon but will have a section to cover “the forgotten” which highlights such plights.

      Since Jammeh has been ousted am sure DRC, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe are are all scared now cos they are next. Even if the Internet has been blocked don’t give up. We will speak on your behalf and if you have any brothers and sisters living abroad send them a letter or tell them to use the YouTube platform to do videos to tell the world what’s going on in your country and we will share all those videos on social media. That is what Gambia did. Gambian had only 2 or 3 spokes people who live in UK or USA on YouTube I followed and they always told thr world what Jammeh was doing. The least I did was shared those videos.

      Don’t give up. This storm shall be over. That kabila should watch his back

    • Sansarai

      January 23, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      For once, I’m in agreement with A Real Nigerian. Biya is the next sit-tight president in Africa to be toppled/ousted…mark my words.

    • Sherlock

      January 23, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks for posting, Bella.

  9. Someone Naughty

    January 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    He was buying himself time to gather and hide all this money. So foolish of him

  10. Sisi

    January 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Pension ossheeeyyyy!! Why are African leaders so wicked and shamless? At least sophisticated thieves will have an offshore shell account in, let’s say Panama they have been filling for the last 22 years whilst you had the opportunity. You are now doing last minute supermarket dash, SMH.

  11. Nene'sMa

    January 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    African President that can’t loot up to $70million is that one President?!

    • Anon

      January 23, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Do you think they have that in their Treasury?

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