Gambia authorities unearth 49 more properties belonging to Jammeh

Gambia authorities unearth 49 more properties belonging to Jammeh

Gambian authorities are receiving more tips on properties belonging to the country’s former president, Yahya Jammeh.

The Justice Department has filed supplementary list to freeze more Jammeh assets.

It will see the freezing of an additional 49 landed properties and seven bank accounts belonging to Jammeh.

“We have now filed a supplemental list of assets before the High Court in Banjul for the inclusion of these newly discovered assets in the freezing order,” said Attorney General Aboubacarr Ba Tambadou.

It brings the total number of landed assets belonging to Jammeh to 180 and the bank accounts to 95.

All 49 properties discovered by the Justice Department are located in the Greater Banjul and Kombo Metropolitan areas.

The World Bank has offered to help the Gambia recover some of its stolen wealth stashed offshore.

Washington has also signaled its willingness to help freeze Jammeh’s international assets, including a $3.5 million mansion in the DC suburb of Potomac.

Gambian authorities have asked all those in possession of Jammeh’s unknown assets to come forward or face penalties if discovered by state investigators.

Jammeh was forced to step down in January after 22 years in power. He was sensationally defeated in the December presidential election by real estate developer Adama Barrow.

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