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Jammeh’s Foni properties revealed

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By Baba Sillah

Investigators yesterday continued to present more properties of former President Yahya Jammeh in the Foni districts as well as some Kombo districts in the West Coast Region before the Janneh Commission of Inquiry.
The lead investigator, ASP Delo Baldeh told the commissioners that the former president had a property in Foni Kampassa measuring 32.5 hectares which was leased to him in 2013 by the community leaders.

ASP Baldeh further said Jammeh’s other properties in Foni were located in different villages namely, Kayaborr, Bantanjang, Alla Kunda, Santanba, Kanilai, Bujinka, Dobong, Burock, Ngiffi farm, Bunuborr park, Tintinba, Jomo Kunda, Nyangit, Bintang Katakorr, Bintang Lewoto, Jalalo island, Batending Kajara farm, Kaw Kaw Island, Bulanghorr Island and Lewoto and Foni Berefet respectively.
According to the lead investigator, all these properties were leased to the former president by the community leaders of the respective villages.

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In Kombo, Bah informed the commission that the community leaders of Bussura, Duwasu, Kassa Kunda, Seyone, Darsilami, Kuloro, Cubineh, Dimbaya and Manduar villages respectively allocated lands to Jammeh.
According to him, the property in Kuloro village was allocated to the late Baba Jobe and Toullie Jarju by the Alkalo of the village and the family measuring 17.40 hectares. But according to ASP Baldeh, the said land was among the properties of Baba Jobe taken by Jammeh, noting that they have not got the lease document of Jammeh regarding the said property.\

On the properties acquired by the former president in Foni districts, Commission Counsel, Amie Bensouda at that point intimated to the commission that the former president acquired 32 properties in the district.
Sittings continue today.

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