Yankuba Colley suggests leaked audio could be hacked

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The national mobilizer of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), Yankuba Colley, has suggested that the audio conversation that went viral between the party stalwarts and former President Yahya Jammeh could have been hacked.

The leaked audio has been trending on social media throughout the weekend but the question that remains unanswered is who leaked the audio?

“We are equally very surprised about how the audio went viral. I don’t think it is done by us. Who is going to do that? he queried. 

“What interest can an APRC person do such a thing like that. However, we are not blaming anybody at this point in time but we are suspicious,” Mr. Colley said in a Monday telephone interview with The Point.

Ask whether he thinks it was hacked by a government agent, Mr. Colley said it is possible and they are not ruling out anything. He said the former president is a citizen of the country and that part of the agreement that was signed between Jammeh and ECOWAS mediating team during the political impasse was that he could come back to the country and even involve in politics.

Asked about the 10, 000 dollars given to him by former president Jammeh, the APRC mobilizer preferred not to say much on the matter. “Why should I shed light on money that was given to me? If you come to me and I give you money should I tell you how to spend it? So I spent the money as how I liked to spend it and I don’t owe anybody an explanation.”

He said Jammeh gave him the money and told him that one day it would benefit him, saying that Jammeh never gave him the money and instructed him to spend it on issues.

Asked again whether he knew what Jammeh meant to say he was planning something and when it succeeds everybody will hear it? Mr. Colley said he didn’t know. “We did not do anything yet as far as I am concerned. We are doing our internal investigation as at now.”

Author: Momodou Jawo
Source: Picture: Yankuba Colley