Gambia: Wife of jailed Gambian opposition politician wants Yahya Jammeh investigated

In her first reaction to the change of government in the Gambia, Mrs. Nymuna Ndure-Darboe, wife of jailed leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), says the defeated Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, “should take responsibility for all crimes committed in his 22-year rule”.

She said Gambians have had enough under Jammeh and his government, calling on the new leader, Adama Barrow, to investigate Jammeh and his officials for alleged “wrongdoings to Gambians”.

Her husband, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, was arrested along with his executive and other members of the party on 16 April, 2016, during their peaceful demonstration to demand, among other things, election reforms and the release of Solo Sandeng, who led the demonstrators.

She said Jammeh needs to be investigated for tax evasion, abuse of office and human rights violations, adding that his (Jammeh’s) associates also need to be investigated.

She alleged that during his reign, Jammeh arrested and jailed Imams and other religions leaders, monopolized all businesses in the land, making it difficult for Gambians to do business at home.

“Jammeh needs to be charged with the same economic crime he slammed people with,” according to Ndure-Darboe.