The Daily Observer is among a long list of companies frozen by a court order sought by the Gambia government against properties believed to be owned by former President Yahya Jammeh.
The Government of the Gambia said it took this action to prevent him from liquidating or dissipating the assets so as not to cause prejudice to the state should there be adverse findings made against him by a court which may require the recovery of assets and money from him.
The newspaper along with all other Jammeh properties and assets are now put under the management of an accounting firm, Augustus Prom. It is not immediately clear what this would mean for the dozens of employees there.
Last week Justice Minister Baa Tambadou hinted that government has no intention to close the paper.