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Gambia losts 11 mln USD after departure of long-time leader

Gambia losts 11 mln USD after departure of long-time leader
Adviser to President: The coffers are virtually empty

Baku. 23 January. REPORT.AZ/ More than $11mln is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh. Report informs citing the BBC, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said.

Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss.

"The coffers are virtually empty," he said. "It has been confirmed by technicians in the ministry of finance and the Central Bank of the Gambia."

Luxury cars and other items were seen being loaded on to a Chadian cargo plane on the night Mr Jammeh left the country.

Mr Jammeh flew into exile on Saturday, ending his 22 years in power.

He had refused to accept election results but finally left after mediation by regional leaders and the threat of military intervention.

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