Ex President Yahya Jammeh

A Magistrate court in Brusubi has granted the state’s request to search one of the private properties of the ex-exiled president, Yahya Jammeh, after new information emerged of Jammeh hiding his stolen wealth in the said property.

In a ruling by Principal Magistrate Muhammed Krubally on Friday, the state filed an ex-parte motion for a search warrant to access the ex-President Brufut Tranquil’s property after suspecting the property was built from illegal funds stolen by Jammeh from Central Bank from 1994- 2017.

Magistrate Krubally, in his ruling, said the ground is that the state is undertaking investigations against ex-President Jammeh for the offense of stealing public funds from the central bank of the Gambia contrary to section 245E of the criminal code.

The court said Jammeh is believed to have cars and other items kept at the said property, all considered stolen from public funds.

” The facts also indicated on 12 July 2022 the police received investigations report of the discovery of properties belonging to ex President Jammeh which were not covered by the Janneh commission during it investigations and one of these properties is the Brufut Tranquil which is the subject of investigations,” the Magistrate Krubally said, before ordering the Inspector General of police to search the property.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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