NPP Trumpet Blower Momodou Dahaba Arrested and Charged in Scam
Gambia’s Police spokesperson Superintendent Lamin Njie has told The Standard Newspaper that top NPP’s trumpet blower, Momodou Dahaba, has been arrested and charged with “obtaining money by pretense.” Mr. Dahaba allegedly took D600,000 from a woman in exchange for a plot of land he never owned in Bijilo.
Momodou Dahaba, now a staunch defender of President Adama Barrow’s party, was a diehard supporter of former Dictator Yahya Jammeh and his party, the APRC.
Momodou Dahaba was a police detective until he fell in disgrace with Yahya Jammeh’s regime in 2015. He fled The Gambia for Guinea Bissau and Senegal, claiming to fear for his life. But Dahaba abruptly returned to The Gambia and renewed his allegiance to Yahya Jammeh in July 2015 after he obtained guarantees that he would not be arrested.
Early 2019, Dahaba abandoned APRC for the newly created NPP of President Adama Barrow. Videos of Dahaba praising Adama Barrow went viral on social media after the regime gave him bags of rice and sugar, and other commodities shortly before the nationwide distribution of the Covid relief package. In the videos, Momodou Dahaba could be seen and heard saying Adama Barrow’s NPP regime is sweeter than Yahya Jammeh’s APRC.
Police PRO Njie said Momodou Dahaba would appear in court on Monday.