Friday, May 29, 2020

Ex- VP Saidy Banned from holding Public Office

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By: Kebba AF Touray

Gambia has on Friday announced that it has banned Ex-Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy from holding public offices for five years.

The ban came into effect from the date of the publication of the government’s White Paper on the Janneh Commission’s findings on financial dealings of former president Yaya Jammeh, his close associates and family members.

Gambia Government also said it has accepted the recommendations made by the commission that ex-VP forfeits two of her three properties, namely at Brufut Heights and Batokunku.

The commission’s findings indicated that former VP Saidy is liable to the sum of D11, 726.90 and US$3,847.80.

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Ex- VP Saidy was one of the close associates of former President Jammeh, based on the evidence adduced before the Commission. The Commission also held the former President’s associate included military officers who left with him into exile, private individuals and companies that had business dealings with him either directly or indirectly, through companies in which he (former president Jammeh) had an interest.

The Commission listed the following people as Jammeh’s close associates: Geneal Sulayman Badjie, Amadou Samba, Tarrek K Musa, Muhammed Bazzzi, Fadi Mazegi, Nicolai Buziainu and Dracos Buziainu, Illija Reymond and Martin Keller, Ali Youssef Sharara, Ansumana Jammeh, Worreh Njie Ceesay, Alhagie Ousman Ceesay, Tony Ghattas, Sira Wally Ndow Njie, Amadou Colley,  Basiru Njie, Oumie Savage Samba, Njogou Bah, Momodou Sabally, Noah Touray, Kebba S Touray, Fatou Mass Jobe, Feryale Diab Ghanem,  Momodou Lamin Gibba, Momodou OS Badjie, Edward Graham, Abdoulie Cham, Manlafy Jarjue, Ismaila Kaba Sambou, Momodou Aki Bayo, Ebou Jallow, Edward Singhateh and Yankuba Touray

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