Royal Africa Holding is denying a minority shareholder, Ansumana Jammeh access to give banking statements to tender to the Commission of Inquiry probing former President Yahya Jammeh’s assets.
According to Ansumana, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and his best friend Ebrahim Sanyang declined because he [Ansumana] is a minority shareholder.
Sanyang, who is a likely witness to be called to the Janneh Commission, however, said he would present account details if he is personally summoned to testify.
Royal African Holding and eight of its subsidiaries were taken over by Gambian authorities as part of the not less than 47 companies seized as part of President Jammeh’s assets.
Sanyang, who disavowed President Jammeh was a close associate of the ex-ruler. He is a self-acclaim son of the ex-despot, who was defeated in last year’s polls and fled to Equatorial Guinea.
He has denied that President Jammeh owns any shares in his companies, which, according to Ansumana has not started operations, for the most part.
Activists and Sanyang’s critics have accused him of using Royal African Holding of luring unsuspecting investors to Jammeh, who were later scammed of millions.
He has denied the accusations and distanced himself and his company of Jammeh’s illicit activities. Sanyang accused the Justice Department of wrongfully targeting his businesses.