Gambia freezes Yahya Jammeh's assets, says he ‘stole over $50 million’

The Gambia’s justice minister on Monday said former president Yahya Jammeh stole more than $50 million from a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the west African nation.

“President Yahya Jammeh personally or under his instructions directed the unlawful withdrawal of at least $50 million,” said minister Abubacarr Tambadou.

“We have today obtained a court order freezing or placing a temporary hold on the known assets in the country of former President Yahya Jammeh and companies directly associated with him,” he added.

According to the justice minister, 131 properties and 86 bank accounts belonging to the former president were seized. 

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