Gambia's Yahya Jammeh 'allowed to keep' luxury car collection

Former president YaHya Jammeh (centre), Gambia's leader for 22 years, walks towards the plane at Banjul airport as he leaves the country on January 21, 2017. PHOTO | STRINGER | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Yahya Jammeh, the Gambia's leader for 22 years, flew out of the country on January 21, 2017 after declaring he would step down and hand power to President Adama Barrow, ending a political crisis.
  • Barrow aide Mai Fatty said the new administration had discovered that some $11 million had recently been stolen.
  • As of Tuesday, the source added, "10 cars" were still earmarked for future shipment, which diplomats and others familiar with the matter confirmed included a Bentley, Land Rovers, a red Mini Cooper, and another Mercedes.



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