The Janneh Commission has uncovered adverse findings against the nation’s two top officials currently occupying sensitive financial institutions, Freedom Newspaper can reveal. The two are: Karamba Touray, the Auditor General, and Momodou Lamin Bah, the Accountant General. Both Touray and Bah have been cited by the commission for abdication of duties. They have been ordered to pay up millions of dalasis to The Gambian state or risked having their properties confiscated by the state.
Also cited by the Janneh Commission, was Momodou Sabally, the former Director of Budget at the Ministry of Finance. Sabally had also served as Gambia’s Secretary General and Presidential Affairs Minister. Sabally was billed to pay a substantial amount of money to the State—said to be in the millions.
Alhagie Ousman Ceesay, a former Chief of Protocol under Jammeh’s rule was also cited by the Janneh Commission. This was the guy, who testified on oath that he had collected millions of dollars at the Central Bank of The Gambia for an onward transmission to dictator Jammeh. Ceesay too had been asked by the Commission to pay up millions of dalasis to the State.
Mr. Ceesay was retained as Chief of Protocol, when President Barrow ascended to the Presidency back in December of 2016. Ceesay had also served as Chief of Protocol for the Moroccan First Lady Zeinab Souma Jammeh.
One of the individuals named in this report, has confirmed to the Freedom Newspaper for having received an adverse mention report from the Janneh Commission. The individual says he wouldn’t pay no mind to the report, while citing what he calls a potential witch hunt being allegedly carried out by the Commission.
Some of the cited individuals, current and former public officials, have been scheduled to meet with the AG Chambers officials tomorrow to discuss a possible payment plan with the state.