The former National Assembly Member NAM for Foni Jarrol, Borry Colley has said that he was dismissed as National Assembly member (NAM) by the former President Yahya Jammeh.
The former Foni Jarrol NAM said he only served two terms but could not do a third term because he was expelled from the then ruling APRC Party by the former President which automatically made him lose his seat at the National Assembly.
Colley was later appointed by the former President Jammeh to served under him as the Deputy Chief of Protocol at the Office of the President.
He was summoned to the commission of inquiry probing into the financial activities of the former president and his close associates at the Djembe Beach Hotel, Kololi.
The former diplomat was summoned in respect to the payment of €100, 000 Euros from the Vision 2016 Account at the Central Bank of The Gambia. He said he was directed by the former president to the Central Bank. He confirmed his signature and a copy of his identity card attached to a memo which allowed him to receive the said amount.
“I received the money and handed it over to the former president himself,” Borry Colley said.
He answered in the negative when the Counsel for the Commission, Amie Bensouda asked whether any witnesses were present at the time of handing the money to the former president.
“How do we know you gave the money to the former president,” Lawyer Bensouda asked.
“Between me and God I gave the money to him. That is why I swore on the Qur’an,” Colley responded.
Colley earlier on said he has briefly served as deputy ambassador to the Republic of Guinea Bissau.
Meanwhile, Yankuba Colley, the Mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council KMC was supposed to testify before the commission but was not present due to lack of communication.