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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Jammeh’s pistol, leftover items displayed at commission

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By Baba Sillah

Items believed to have belonged to the former President Yahya Jammeh were yesterday displayed by the Janneh commission after an inventory by state security officers led by Superintendent Foday Baldeh, the commander of the Police Intervention Unit at State House.

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Testifying on the items before the inquiry, Superintendent Baldeh said the items were found in luxurious vehicles [Hummers 1 and 2] of the former president as he was not allowed to travel with them to exile. According to the witness, the items were found by Superintendent Gorigi Mboob who handed over the items in suitcases.

The items found in the suitcases include title deeds and other documents, power of attorney, extract of minutes of cabinet meetings, file containing Jammeh Foundation for Peace [JFP] papers, file containing documents relating to Kanilai Family Farms, power of attorney dated 21 January, 2008 to Ousman Y Bojang alias Pa Bojang, folder containing miscellaneous items belonging to the former president, documents showing aborted sale of challenger aircraft, collection of UTG medal, two gold coins, two necklaces, two gold-plated pistols and gold-plated watch, two precious stones, gold-plated pistol, twenty rounds of bullets, 36 executive vehicles keys and a bunch of various keys and two-month black fell pen and ink bottle.

Meanwhile the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Assan Jallow yesterday appeared before the commission in connection to the Japanese grants but failed to produce certain documents required by the commission.

Earlier, Isatou Auber, former secretary to the cabinet, who was served with a summons on 28 February, 2018, according to the process server failed to appear before the commission.
She was summoned with regard to the payment for D7million from MRI. Counsel Bensouda then urged the chairman of the commission to warn the witness, noting that if she fails to appear on Thursday, a bench warrant should be served on her.
Sittings continue today.

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