Gambia’s ex-President Yahya Jammeh withdrew $2 million (D80 million dalasis) from an oil corporation account in Skye Bank without stating the reason for the transaction.
Jammeh sent his aides to make multiple cash withdrawals, all of which were supposedly delivered to him at the presidential villa in the capital, Banjul.
The former president robbed the poor nation to feed his flamboyant lifestyle, building mansions and buying luxury cars at the expense of taxpayers.
The $2 million withdrawn from Skye Bank is only a fraction of hundreds of transactions that Jammeh did, withdrawing millions in cash from Skye Bank.
Jammeh had made wire transfers from several secret accounts at the bank, where he stashed mostly revenue generated from the state’s petroleum corporation.
The Commission of Inquring probing Jammeh’s financial transactions have found that government regulations were disregarded by the ex-leader and banks have faltered following withdrawal guidelines.