Dida Halake

(JollofNews) – The Gambia’s departing Dictator Yahya Jammeh having emptied the Gambia’s treasury of US$11 million, the new government must issue an arrest warrant for him NOW – and get the UN Security Council to freeze his assets world-wide.

In addition the UN-Security Council must impose a travel ban on Jammeh – and the Presidents of Mauritania and Guinea who knew what was happening because they tried to get immunity for this daylight robbery in that “Draft Agreement” – until the money is returned to the Gambia. I have no doubt that some of the money went to the Presidents of Mauritania and Guinea – absolutely certain.

No Need for a Commission of Inquiry

All we need is a statement of complaint from the governor of the Central Bank of the Gambia – and the managing directors of the other Gambian banks whose money was looted. Under the rule of law in the Gambia and everywhere else all one needs to do is make a report/complaint of a crime for the police to act. A crime has been committed, and we do not need to wait for a Commission of Inquiry.

Other Looters

Again these do no need to wait for a Commission of Inquiry. If they walked into Gamtel, GPA or Trust Bank on a regular basis and collected millions for Jammeh unlawfully, then a COMPLAINT TO POLICE SHOULD BE MADE NOW and the LOOTERS ARRESTED.  Once proper statements of a crime being made in the Gambia has been filed with the Gambian police, the looters must be arrested at once (They can if need be bailed to their Gambian homes – once their properties and assets in the Gambia have been frozen).


President Barrow’s Government needs to act with absolute urgency. Jammeh’s people have began to take their loot and run away from the Gambia, and many more will do so in the current power-vacuum in Banjul.

God-Bless the Gambia. At least we avoided a war and bloodshed – and yes, the world will already be thinking of putting Gambia back on its feet by releasing millions of dollars. But looters must be pursued vehemently – even if to ensure that those who think of looting in the future will know that they will lose everything.