IGP Kinteh to appear before lawmakers today

Thursday, June 14, 2018

A police source has confirmed to The Point that Inspector General Landing Kinteh of The Gambia police Force (GPF) will today appear before deputies of the National Assembly Select Committee on Tourism, Youth, Sport and Culture to answer questions in connection with alleged so-called GFF tax fraud.

The police chief is summoned in connection with a letter written by the GPF on the 10th of May, 2018, addressed to the National Sport Council (NSC) and copied to the select committee. The letter which is seen by The Point states: “The Office of the Inspector General of Police acknowledges receipt of your letter dated 20th of February, 2018 requesting for investigation in relative to captioned subject.”

“Accordingly, this office writes to inform you that it is looking into the matter reported on GFF Tax Fraud and has requested the Attorney General’s Chambers to advise it on the same.”

Meanwhile, the GFF clarifies the matter as not tax fraud, pointing out that: “the issue in connection is linked to a contract signed with two suppliers to deliver materials to the Football Hotel in Old Yundum and as part of the contract we signed with them, they were obliged to pay 10% withholding tax to The Gambia Revenue Authority and there are official correspondences informing the said contractors of this obligation even before this information was brought to light by people bent on smearing our image. Furthermore, the GFF wishes to clarify that the respective suppliers have informed us that they have duly settled all tax dues regarding this transaction with the GRA in full a long time ago.”

Author: Momodou Jawo