The Gambia Government place a temporary restrictions on properties of former regimes associates

The Gambia Government place a temporary restrictions on properties of former regimes associates

The Government has also accepted the Commission’s recommendation to immediately place temporary restriction on the properties of the following persons and institutions until further notice: Amadou Samba, Tarek Musa, Fadi Mazegi, Illija Reymond, Martin Keller, Nicolae Buziainu, Dragos Buziainu, Ali Youssef Sharara, Woreh Njie Ceesay, Tony Ghattas, Feryale Diab Ghanim, Trust Bank Ltd, Guaranty Trust Bank (Gambia) Ltd and M.A. Kharafi and Sons for their alleged roles in one way or the other.

Meanwhile scores of former senior government officials including former vice president Isatou Njie-Saidy have also received lengthy bans from holding public office and in some cases asset forfeiture.

Among them are former SGs Momodou Sabally and Njogu Bah. Mr Sabally has been banned from holding public office for life after the commission found him to have facilitated withdrawals from the Central Bank among other things.

He told The Standard yesterday that he could not immediately comment on the matter, preferring instead to consult with his lawyer.

However, the government has come under criticism for rejecting the commission’s recommendation for the sacking of a number of senior serving officials.

Among them is current chief of protocol Alhagie Ceesay.

Critics say the decision to just warn Mr Ceesay and others amounts to selective justice.

Meanwhile, three former members of the junta: Ebou Jallow, Edward Singhatey and Yankuba Touray, have also been asked to pay a combined amount of $32,220,000 within thirty days, failure of which their properties shall be forfeited to the state and sold.

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