By: Fabakary B. Ceesay
Following our publications concerning the scam at Gampetroleum and the involvement of GACH Global company owned by Gambian businessman Mr. Abubacarr Jawara, the Trumpet Newspaper is preview to a memo written by one Kaddija kebbeh who was detained during the fuel scam investigation. Ms. Kebbeh made a detailed explanation as to her involvement in the fuel deal and the real deal behind fuel supply in the country involving GACH and its CEO Mr. Jawara.
Miss. Kaddija Kebbeh explained that she was never an employee of GACH and has never received a single payment from the company. She is a consultant agent with agreement with GACH global which should pay her 15% of all petroleum profits made. She also has a mining agreement with GACH in which she owns 5% of the 40% share. The said mining company is in Sierra Leone.
According to Miss Kebbeh, in July 2021, Mr Jawara was to travel to Sierra Leone and needed an amount of $100,000 to pay for the mining licences and documentations in Sierra Leone. At the time Mr. Jawara was almost broke with only $50,000 in his account as he claimed to be expecting payment from China from the proceeds of sand exports from the Gambia.
“I agreed to loan him $50,000 and I also bought four economy air tickets for him and his three partners namely Mr. Jehad Abdullah Rahaman, Mr. Zhou Guo Qiang and Mr. Dicko Mohamed cost D102, 850 and D12, 500 for their Covid-19 test travelling certificate”, alleged Miss Kebbeh.
Miss. Kebbeh also stated that she loaned Mr. Abubacarr Jawara D421, 000 which he used to purchase rams most of which he gave to Mr. Sheikh Omar Giggo of Gambia National Petroleum Company (GNPC) as a bribe to remain in their good books of GNPC. Mr. Giggo is the Chairman of GNPC Board of directors. The D421,000 is yet to be refunded to her by Abubacarr Jawara.