Former President Yahya Jammeh’s salary was $3,600 (D170,000 dalasis) a month, the managing director of a bank that held the account told the Janneh Commission.
Bolaji Ayodele, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank said Jammeh had deposited at least $121,700 (D5,780,725 dalasis) in the account and made only two withdrawals in about three years, leaving $ 88,587 (D4,207, 889.63 dalasis) in the account.
Jammeh also had a euro account with €15,833 (D883,596 dalasis) and a pound sterling account with a deposit of £12,500 (D791,225 dalasis).
They are part of nearly one hundred bank accounts that have been seized by Gambian authorities in May after the former longstanding ruler was accused of stealing at least $50-million from the state.
The Commission of Inquiry probing Jammeh discovered that the former leader was withdrawing money from the Central Bank without due process. Jammeh lived an ornate lifestyle spending billions.
A finding by the Justice Department also uncovered that Mr. Jammeh made unauthorized withdrawals of millions of dalasi and foreign currencies amounting to at least D189 million ($4.725 million) between 2006 and 2007 from the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.
Jammeh owns a $3.5 million mansion in Potomac, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C. Activists have been calling for the U.S. Justice Department to freeze Jammeh’s assets over human rights abuses and the beating of protesters by his security detail.