According to an assistant to the new president of Gambia, Adama Barrow, ex- president Yahya Jammeh, was reported to have stolen the state funds during his final weeks in power, stealing millions of dollars and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane.

“Over two weeks, over 500m dalasi ($11 million) were withdrawn by Jammeh,” said Mai Fatty. “As we take over, the government of The Gambia is in financial distress.”

Jammeh, who ruled the small West African country for 22 years, and refused to concede defeat in a December 1 election eventually, handed over power after a delegation of West African leaders, forcefully used troops from neighbouring countries to move him out.

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