Funds from a US dollar bank account in the name of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace, a charity founded by Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh, flowed to Jammeh himself, not to foundation projects, according to the Reuters news agency.

Most money was withdrawn in cash, but letters of credit (L/Cs) were also used to transfer funds to Jammeh.


According to bank records and interviews with a former charity official and a former presidential staff member, in 2012 and 2013, over US$8 million was paid into the account at Gambia's Trust Bank according to the news agency.

It says the bank statements it reviewed showed that the money was deposited in 11 instalments into the US dollar account. All of the money was withdrawn.

L/C usage

There were 15 cash withdrawals in 2012 and 2013, ranging from US$75,000 to over US$500,000 and amounting to US$4.3 million in total. A further US$1.5 million was transferred to overseas accounts, the statements show.

The remainder was drawn down in L/Cs, miscellaneous withdrawals and interest charges

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