Gambia’s ex-leader’s brother has no record of his multi-million dollar firm

Gambia’s ex-leader’s brother has no record of his multi-million dollar firm

The brother of Gambia’s ousted president, who was the West African nation’s chief envoy to the peninsular Arab nation of Qatar, Ansumana Jammeh apparently has no record of his multi-million dollar company, Maligam.

Maligam was part of Ansumana’s conglomerate dealing in general merchandise and commodities, but it was mostly known for dealing in minerals and precious stones across the West African sub-region.

Maligam was the subject of a financial fraud probe by the ex-government after relations between Ansumana and his brother, President Yahya Jammeh turned sour.

Ex-President Jammeh accused Ansumana of corruptly and dishonestly receiving$1.5 million (D45.5 million dalasis) from CONAPRO as an incentive for procuring a contract.

He was convicted of official corruption, economic crime, and conspiracy to commit a felony. His assets were also seized but he was later pardoned by President Jammeh.

His company, however, ceased operation since 2014 after the probe into Maligam started. The company made millions of dollars from its business.

Ansumana is expected to present to the Commission bank statements and other documents, which he now claims are nowhere to be found.

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