Gambia: Yahya Jammeh's wife Zineb hit with US sanctions - Africa Feeds

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The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday introduced that sanctions were imposed on Zineb Jammeh, the spouse of Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh.

In a observation america govt mentioned Zineb is being hit with U.S. sanctions for her position within the cave in of the Gambian financial system all the way through the reign of her husband for over 20 years.


“Zineb has reportedly been instrumental in aiding and abetting Jammeh’s economic crimes against the country, and despite numerous calls for Zineb to intervene, has turned a blind eye to Jammeh’s human rights abuses,” the observation mentioned.

The Gambian Justice Ministry has mentioned that Yahya Jammeh stole no less than $50 million of state price range all the way through his tenure.

The U.S. Treasury mentioned a lot of Jammeh’s ultimate belongings are managed through his spouse Zineb.

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p elegance=”Paragraph-paragraph-2Bgue ArticleBody-para-TD_9x”>It mentioned cash, steadily dropped at Jammeh thru large money withdrawals from financial institution accounts weren’t in his identify.

Jammeh used to be in a position to buy of a $3.five million mansion within the japanese U.S. state of Maryland, thru a accept as true with arrange through Zineb.

Zineb is accountable for maximum of Jammeh’s belongings around the globe, in step with the U.S. Treasury mentioned.

Jammeh’s reign resulted in 2017 when he used to be compelled into exile after dropping an election to present president, Adama Barrow.

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