If the words of Mr. Momodou Jallow, the Chief Executive Officer of Brikama Area Council, are anything to go by, then the recent media reports that over D54m financial scam has been buried at the Council is "unfounded and totally untrue".
Media reports last week unearthed an unconfirmed financial scam of over D54m at the Council, which it stated, had since 2004 threatened the very foundation of the Brikama Area Council, thus affecting its revenue base, projects implementation and overall delivery of services.
According to the report, the financial management of the Council is "most unsatisfactory and extremely poor".
Mr. Jallow, who was reacting to the report during an interview with our reporter over the weekend, described it as "unfounded and totally untrue".
While describing the move as an "internal fight" against those at the helm of affairs, Mr. Jallow, said he was not aware of the missing of the said amount.
"I believe this is an internal fight but we will sit and discuss the issue at Council level. Then we will know what to do next," he said.
"There was no proper control of revenue, income or expenditure," the reports stated, quoting an unnamed source.
"We must make a stop to this erroneous act because if this was true, government would have intervened", Mr. Jallow concluded.