Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country's state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said on Sunday. Mai Ahmad Fatty told journalists in neighbouring Senegal that already they have determined Jammeh made off with more than $11.4m during a two-week period alone.
Prominent Gambian media house, The Gambia Today -has shared photos of cars purportedly stolen by Yahya Jammeh before stepping down.
Jammeh, who ruled this west African nation for more than 22 years, went into exile late on Saturday under mounting international pressure. He is now in Equatorial Guinea, home to Africa's longest-serving ruler.