Former Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh who’s now in exile in Equatorial Guinea has reportedly taken the choice to grab his property and companies in good religion.
This month the federal government of Gambia introduced that it is going to be seizing all property belonging to its former chief.
The nation’s Minister of Justice Abubacarr Tambedou revealed that the federal government has order to grab Jammeh’s properties each home and overseas price over $20 million (a billion of Gambian dalasi.)
A fee of inquiry set as much as recommendation on what to do with property belonging to the previous chief accomplished its work weeks in the past.
However Jammeh’s political social gathering Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Building (APRC) has mentioned that the seizure determination by the federal government was made in a haste.
Dodou Jah, the spokesperson of the social gathering instructed Africa Feeds that the report from the fee of inquiry was but to be revealed.
He questioned why the federal government can’t wait and punctiliously evaluate the choice to freeze Jammeh’s property.
“As a party we feel it (the decision) is done hastily because the high court gave the go ahead of freezing his (Jammeh) assets, and when the commission concluded it’s report, it is given to the government for review,” Jah mentioned.
He argued that the federal government introduced seizure of the property as a result of a court docket order imposing a freeze on Jammeh’s property was about expiring.
“We really feel they need to return to the excessive court docket to increase the freezing of the property whereas authorities appears into the report and resolve earlier than they forfeited these property.
So we really feel it’s unlawful, it’s malicious and we strongly denounce it” Jah instructed Africa Feeds.
When Jah was requested whether or not the APRC communicated the information of the seizure of the property to Jammeh, the spokesperson mentioned the previous Gambian chief “was aware of everything that happened in the country”.
Jah mentioned Jammeh’s members of the family knowledgeable him and he himself screens what occurs within the Gambia by way of digital media.
However the Jah revealed when the social gathering knowledgeable Jammeh, the information did to not him as shock, as a substitute he “took it in good faith”.
In the meantime, Jammeh’s social gathering is alleging that the Adama Barrow authorities is breaching the 14 level settlement between United Nation, ECOWAS, Africa Union, Yaya Jammeh and the Gambian authorities which led to him going into exile.
Jah mentioned per the settlement “Jammeh’s and his close associates, family members and party militant’s Assets” the place to not be contact or seized.
The spokesperson accused the Barrow authorities of selective justice.
‘’Lots of people went to the fee however solely Jammeh and Bazzi’s property are seized and we really feel that it’s selective Justice”, Jah mentioned.
Reconciliation fee listening to
A Reality Reconciliation Reparation Fee is at the moment sitting within the Gambia, receiving proof from witnesses to human rights abuses below Yahya Jammeh.
The fee is probing human rights violation dedicated between 1994 and 2017 whereas Jammeh was in energy.
The spokesperson of Jammeh’s social gathering mentioned the organising of the fee was unlawful per the Gambian’s structure.
Jah claims the work of the fee as a substitute of uniting the folks will divide Gambians.
Based on Jah many witnesses have been disallowed from giving testimonies as witness.
‘’The 1997 structure makes the TRRC unlawful and the problem of it’s dividing Gambians. I don’t know the tail finish of it however thus far, witch searching, sure it’s witch searching, it’s all gear in the direction of President Jammeh, the Army Junta, now they coming right down to APRC’’ Dodou Jah mentioned.
The opposition social gathering spokesperson additionally rejected the choice to revamp the Gambian forex with the aim of eradicating Jammeh’s portraits from the forex.
The central Bank of the Gambia nevertheless mentioned the re-design was meant to make the forex extra secured and consultant of the Gambian society.
Jammeh went into exile in 2017 after refusing to concede defeat within the 2016 presidential elections.
The election was received by present President Adama Barrow. There have been requires Jammeh to be despatched again to Gambia to face justice.
His social gathering nevertheless claims the previous Gambian chief will probably be again within the Gambia anytime from exile in Equatorial Guinea as a result of he’s a citizen of the nation.