The Chronicle Gambia

Gambia Government To Make a Formal Complaint to Switzerland

The government of The Gambia has made public that it is on the verge of making formal complaints to Swiss authorities against its citizens for fraudulently defrauding millions of dollars belonging to the Gambian people.

A number of Swiss businesses and citizens have been implicated in the, “Janneh Commission”. 

Illija Reymond and Martin Keller, both Swiss nationals, are said to be close associates of ex-president Yahya Jammeh and they are accused of defrauding close to fifty-three million dollars belonging to the Gambian people.

The duo are managing partners of MGI Telecom AG (MGI), a company incorporated under the laws of Switzerland, based in 36 Hardstrasse, CH-8005 Zurich.

MGI was the exclusive international gateway manager in the Gambia from May 2014 to 2017 when their contract was terminated.

Both Illija Reymond and Martin Keller failed to answer to the Commission of Inquiry, but through investigation were implicated for not accounting for fifty-two million, eight hundred and thirty-seven thousand, five hundred and fourteen dollars ($52, 837, 514).

“Government will institute civil proceedings in the courts of Switzerland for the recovery of these sums as well make a formal complaint to Swiss authorities against MGI for fraudulent conduct,” Gambian government submitted in its White Paper.

It has also given 30 days for those indicted to return unaccounted monies or risk losing their businesses and assets in The Gambia.

“The Gambian government hereby orders Mr. Illija Reymond and Martin Keller to pay the sum of ($52,837,514) within 30 days of the publication of this White Paper, failing which their properties shall be forfeited to the state and sold,” government warns in the report.

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