Janneh Commission indicts dozens

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Scores of institutions and former public officials including senior government officials and close associates of former president Yahya Jammeh have been indicted by the Janneh Commission.

The Standard is privy to the report of the commission of inquiry into the financial activities of former president Yahya Jammeh and his close associates, which is set for release this morning.

Individuals adversely mentioned as bearing responsibility for civil and criminal wrongs in the report include President Jammeh and wife Zineb Souma-Jammeh, former vice president Isatou Njie-Saidy, former secretary generals Njogu Bah and Momodou Sabally; former ministers Yankuba Touray, Edward Singhatey, Ebou Jallow (AFPRC junta spokesman), Ismaila Sambou, Manlafy Jarju, Fatou Mas Jobe, Kebba Touray, Sira Wally Ndow-Njai and Momodou Aki Bayo; former cabinet secretary Noah Touray, former head of the Republican National Guard Lt General Sulayman Badjie, brother of former president Ansumana Jammeh and chief of protocol to Presidents Jammeh and Barrow Alhagie Ousman Ceesay.
The report also found against businessmen Mohammed Bazzi, Fadi George Mazegi, Tarek Musa, Ali Yousseh Sharara, Toni Ghattas, Amadou Samba, Nicolae Buzainu and Dragos Buzainou.

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Former Central Bank heads Amadou Colley, Basiru Njai, Oumie Savage-Samba, GNPC’s Momodou Badjie, Momodou Lamin Gibba formerly of SSHFC and GPA, Edward Graham formerly of SSHFC, Feryale Diab-Ghanem, Abdoulie B Cham, Woreh Njie-Ceesay and Fatou Njie. Many others have been found culpable.

The commission, headed by veteran lawyer Sourahata Janneh was tasked to identify institutions, persons and groups of persons directly involved in the financial dealings and activities of former president Jammeh, his family members and close associates.

It was also tasked to identify whether any offences were committed by any persons, and to make recommendations as to the ways and means of recovering and restoring of assets, monies or other resources that may have been illegally taken, misappropriated, misapplied or lost.

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