Lamin Sanyang, The managing director of The Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) has been dismissed and detained according to reliable sources. Sanyang has already received his dismissal letter few hours ago sources say.

He is currently detained at The Police Headquarters in Banjul, where he is being questioned by investigators. Sources say his detention has to do with corruption and abuse of office. Sanyang is said to have bought a new vehicle for D4 million during the political impasse without approval from The Government.

He is replaced by Abdoulie Tambedou, a former Managing Director of the institution. Tambedou who also served as director of finance was later arrested and detained at Mile 2 Central Prison by the Jammeh administration. He was charged with Economic Crimes, charges which he denied. He was later acquitted and discharged.

During Abdoulie Tambedou’s tenure as Managing Director of GPA, the institution had its highest holding ever since its inception, sources say.