Former President Jammeh’s brothers charged with theft

Former President Jammeh’s brothers charged with theft

Three brothers of Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh who were arrested by the police and invited for questioning last week were charged with conspiracy and theft by taking.

Gambia’s police spokesperson, Foday Conta said Araba Jammeh, Jalamang Jammeh and Sainey Jammeh, all natives of Kanilai, the president’s home village were charged but are yet to appear in court.

“They were charged with stealing and conspiracy. They have not made court appearances yet. We are on the investigation,” Conta said.

Jalamang and Sainey have been released on bail on Friday but Araba Jammeh was released a few days earlier due to a sickness.

Gambia’s former president has been accused of having looted the country when he flew to Equatorial Guinea where he now lives in exile.

Agriculture Minister Omar Jallow told journalists last week that an inquiry had been opened into Jammeh’s assets.

Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow has told Anadolu Agency about three months ago that his government will do whatever it could to recover the country’s “stolen assets.”

The details about the arrest and charging of the three Jammeh brothers are still very limited but there are reports that they have sold the cows of the former leader, which is what led the police on their tails.

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