The high court in Banjul has yesterday dismissed the application filed by the state to unfreeze some properties belonging to the ex-president Yahya Jammeh located around the tourism development area.
The attorney general’s chambers has anchored their argument on efforts by the government to build 10,000 hotel rooms for the upcoming Organisation of Islamic States Conference(OIC). The Gambia will play host to the major international conference slated for next year.
“Unfreezing assets that were frozen by a competent court is like shooting oneself on the foot. The court freezes these assets base on the demands of the commission of inquiry for a period of 180 days and on this note am dismissing the application”, said Justice Aminata Saho Ceesay in delivering her judgment. The commission of inquiry looking into the ex-president’s activities has identified more than 180 properties belong to him and has since appealed to the high court to freeze the properties until they are done with their enquiries. (Source: APA News).