By Alhagie Jobe


A Gambian Member of Parliament is said to have absconded to the United States after attending an official parliamentary engagement, the Fatu Network can confirm.



Hon. Demba B.T Sambou, National Assembly member for Niani Constituency in the Central River Region and an independent candidate is said to have refused to return to The Gambia after attending a conference for legislators in Washington, leaked parliamentary memo have revealed.


It’s reported that Hon. Sambou was attending the conference together with another colleague Hon. Ebrima Solo Jammeh who has since returned.


A National Assembly documents authorizing withholding of his monthly salary and other dues confirmed that Hon. Demba B.T, Sambou (Independent candidate – Niani Constituency) in the country’s central region has not returned with his colleagues who had arrived since August 23.


A letter dated August 29 has been sent to President Jammeh briefing him on the situation. Another circular notice is also reportedly sent to the Inspector General of Police, the National Intelligence Agency, the Solicitor General and the Accountant General’s office.


Meanwhile, reports have it that the speaker of the National Assembly Abdoulie Bojang who is currently in Saudi Arabia has been notified, though the National Assembly said it is yet to receive any communication from Hon. Sambou.