The ex-president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh will surely have a luxury life in exile, as it has been reported that he will be allowed to keep his collection of 13 luxury cars and fly them out to his exiled home in Equatorial Guinea.
A spokesman for new president Adama Barrow said on Tuesday, January 24 that an agreement had been struck to facilitate Jammeh’s exit.
The spokesman, Hallifah Sallah said: “What is very clear is that arrangements were made and the government was fully prepared and supportive of ex-president Jammeh to leave and as a result they found it is better to leave with all his properties instead of coming down and checking properties.”
According to an airport source, who saw the cargo being prepared on Saturday, January 22 night “two Rolls Royce and one (Mercedes) Benz” were loaded onto a Chadian cargo plane, while others were yet to be shipped.
According to Daily Mail, 10 luxury cars were still earmarked for future shipment, which diplomats and others familiar with the matter confirmed included a Bentley, Land Rovers, a red Mini Cooper, and another Mercedes.
Meanwhile, newly-inaugurated president of Gambia Adama Barrow has thanked Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari for helping the West African country to solve its political problem by removing former ruler Yahya Jammeh from power.