Following the departure of long-time leader Yayha Jammeh after being in power for 22 years, he is being accused for looting the Gambia’s State Coffers of more than $11 million (£8.8m; €10.3m), shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser, Mai Ahmed Fatty, for the new president claimed. “The Gambia is in financial distress. The coffers are virtually empty. That is a state of fact,” Fatty said. “It has been confirmed by technicians in the ministry of finance and the Central Bank of the Gambia.”
The former present went into exile over the weekend and the new president Barrow, will resume office soon after his return from Senegal. He has promised to look into the alledged claims.