Gambian businessman and close ally of President Yahya Jammeh says he would subject himself to “any and all legal” inquiries when a new government administration takes over next year.
Amadou Samba, a key financier of some of Mr. Jammeh’s party’s activities urged the defeated president to step down and allow a peaceful transfer of power.
Samba has denied being a partner in Jammeh’s businesses and says he only managed Mr. Jammeh.
The Panama Papers revealed Mr. Samba has nearly a billion dollars stashed in offshore accounts. Samba indicated the number is inflated and more than the overturn of the three companies registered to him in the Panama Papers.
Gambia’s coalition that won the December polls did not say if a commission of inquiry will be established, but a spokesperson said due process will be followed to recover stolen state assets and wealth.