Gambian ambassador to Morocco recalled after cutting off a staff’s finger

Monday, June 18, 2018

Alasan Jammeh, the Gambian ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco has been recalled after he was involved in a brawl with one of the embassy’s staff whose finger has been allegedly bitten off.

The incident has been described as a serious diplomatic blow, being the first of its kind in the history of our diplomacy.

A source who spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity said the Welfare Protocol Officer one Bakary Jarju used one of the embassy’s vehicles and went out for an errant.

“When he returned, Ambassador Jammeh asked why he used the vehicle and Mr. Jarju told him not to complain because he (ambassador) has his personal vehicle.”

Our source further added that the argument then ensued and resulted to a fight in which Mr. Jammeh bits and cuts Mr. Jarju’s finger off. 

However, Mr. Jammeh, our source said has since been recalled by President Barrow for consultation. “He was asked to give his side of the story as well as Mr. Jarju and some witnesses to the incident, and after hearing both sides, then the authorities will decide what measure will be taken.

Author: Momodou Jawo