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.