Janneh Commission Yet To Resume
The Janneh Commission is yet to resume. Their last sitting was on the 25th October, 2018. The secretary to the commission told journalists that there would be no sitting on the 31st October,2018, until further notice, when they were expected to sit.
The commission was set up by the new government to probe into the financial dealings of the former president, his close associates and family members. Since its inception in July, 2017, several witnesses, including AmadouSamba,TonyGhatas, FadiMezegi, BallaJasseh and others had testified.
The commission also embarked on numerous site visits in the urban area and the provinces, including the birth place of the former president, Kanilai. During the course of the visits, the commission discovered that the former president owned some cattle and dormitories etc.
However, the recent visit at his native village revealed that former president kept a bag of gold coins, folios from the Gambia Ports Authority etc. It was also brought to the attention of the commission by investigators that his military aide, General Saul Badjie, also had eight properties, one of which was being taken care of by Aisha Fatty, who testified before the commission, claiming that she owns the said property situated at Bijilo.
The 253rd witness, Mrs. Natalie Gomez-Ceesay, also testified in connection to a property situated at Kololi and was transferred to her by the former president, according to her testimony.