BANJUL, March 23 (Xinhua) -- The Gambia's Attorney General and Minister of Justice Aboubacarr Tambadou disclosed on Thursday in Banjul that they are on the verge of establishing a commission of inquiry to look into the financial and other business related activities of the country's former President Yahya Jammeh.
"In consultation with President Adama Barrow and the cabinet colleagues, the ministry is in the process of finalising the draft teams of reference for the establishment of a commission of inquiry to look into the financial and business related activities of the former president," Tambadou said during a press conference.
According to him, his ministry will be writing soon to all government departments, agencies and organs advising them to suspend all bilateral contractual engagements with certain identified companies pending a review of the contractual arrangements with them.
Meanwhile, the ex-president Yahya Jammeh who refused to relinguish power after been voted out at the December 1st polls last year and currently seeking refuge in the Equitorial Guinea has been strongly accused by the current Finance minister for wasting public funds amounting to millions of U.S. dollars.
Barrow won Gambia's presidential election on Dec. 1, 2016. However, his election win was challenged by former President Yahya Jammeh who had refused to cede power to him. Under the mediation of West African countries, Jammeh agreed to step down and lefte the country.