Commission of Inquiry files reveal dozens of names on asset freezing list

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EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: A four page document that is believed to have come from the ongoing Commission of Inquiry files have been obtained by Eyeafrica TV bearing names of both past and current serving civil servants of The Gambia government who are said to be on the waiting list for asset freezing.

Eyeafrica TV could not independently confirm the document, but sources close to the commission said the over four dozens of names; mainly Gambia’s former government officials are on the waiting list whose assets would be frozen as they have link with former president Yahya Jammeh or are classified as close associates, family members who sided with the former ruler to withdraw millions of taxpayers’ fund without due process.

The list include four former members of the AFPRC Junta, a one-time vice President of the country and over twenty people classified as Mr. Jammeh’s close associates, five former governors of the Central Bank, protocol officers, three former secretary General and some former ministers.

The Commission of Inquiry widely call the Janneh Commission was established by President Adama Barrow to probe into institutions and offices in connection with their financial dealings with former president Jammeh. President Barrow came into power in 2016 ending Mr. Jammeh’s 22-year rule of the small West African nation.

During his presidency, Mr. Jammeh has been accused of corruption including public fund mismanagement and torture.

Janneh Commission is currently winding up for its year plus long inquiry in the financial dealing of Former president Jammeh and close associates. Since inception, dozens of people publicly gave testimonies at the commission mainly former government officials and private business owners.

The three man commissioners are expected to submit their report to President Barrow in August for him to decide on the fate of the accuse persons.

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