Gambia’s erratic and despotic dictator Yahya Jammeh, has no choice but to find a replacement for the absconded Gambia International Airline (GIA) Managing Director Bakary Nyassi, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Mr. Nyassi has not only resigned from the GIA, he has also absconded from the jurisdiction of The Gambia. Nyassi, dropped a bombshell resignation letter by informing The Gambian authorities about his decision to resign from the GIA.

Mr. Nyassi quits his job before boarding flight to Canada, where his family is residing. Nyassi has reunited with his family, sources said.

Mr. Nyassi’s absconding followed the arrest of some GIA officials. In the meantime, the NIA has been taken aback by Nyassi’s sudden resignation and departure from the country. The NIA said Mr. Nyassi left the country on Sunday. He travelled via Dakar, where he boarded his flight to Canada. 

According to the NIA, Mr. Nyassi, was arrested together with the Director of the National Environment Agency, (NEA) Ndey Siray Jobarteh, the Gamtel MD Baboucarr Sanyang, Ports MD Lamin Sanyang and co. Nyassi, and co were among the detained officials granted bail on Friday.

The GIA Board of Directors received Nyassi’s resignation letter on Tuesday.  His absconding came to light on Wednesday. Nyassi and co were supposed to report to the Fraud Squad of the police headquarters in Banjul on Monday, but he failed to show up. The remaining bailed officials showed up at the Fraud Squad. 

Mr. Nyassi is a relative of General Saul Badjie. He was tipped off to leave the country, as Jammeh is hatching a plot to jail him. His brother is Amadou Nyassi, the current Lands Minister. Mr. Nyassi used to the be Deputy Governor of the West Coast Region. 

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