Barrow’s adviser Mai Fatty said the new administration had discovered that millions of dollars had recently been stolen.
He told reporters in the Senegalese capital, Dakar;
“The coffers are largely empty,”
“Over two weeks, over 500m dalasi ($11 million) were withdrawn” by Jammeh, he said. “As we take over, the government of The Gambia is in financial distress.”
Fatty also said that a Chadian cargo plane had transported luxury goods out of the country on Jammeh’s behalf, in his final hours in power, including an unknown number of vehicles.