The exiled Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh suffered a food poisoning about a week ago in Equatorial Guinea, FREEDOM NEWSPAPER can report. The onetime flamboyant and widely feared Jammeh, could be seen walking in and out of the restroom (toilet) as he complains about persistent diarrhea, sources in Equatorial Guinea have revealed. This follows Jammeh’s consumption of the locally cooked Gambian food “Doomada Foreen”, which translates in English “peanut butter flour rice soup.”
Tensions immediately ensued between Jammeh and his entourage. Jammeh accuses his cook and others of trying to secretly poison him. A charge they vehemently denied.
“Jammeh claimed that he was secretly poisoned by his cook. His cook told him in response that if she had wanted to poison him, she could have poisoned him longtime ago while he (Jammeh) was the President of The Gambia. General Saul Badjie and co also came to the defense of the cook. They told Jammeh to quit being paranoid and put his faith in God. That no one has poisoned him,” our sources in Equatorial Guinea recounted.
Jammeh is increasingly losing respect among his entourage in Equatorial Guinea. He is no longer feared.
“Everyone here is disrespecting him. They are standing up to him. They trashed talk him; and occasionally shout back at him if he starts acting weirdly towards them. Jammeh couldn’t believe that he is no longer the President of The Gambia. His entourage clap back at him,” said our sources.
Meanwhile, Jammeh’s Moroccan wife Zeinab Souma Jammeh, and her two kids have walked away from him. They have decided to return to Morocco, where Zeinab was born.
Jammeh and his family were recently barred from entering the United States amid allegations of gross rights violations and corruption. Jammeh has also been designated by the US Treasury Department on allegations of money laundering and fueling international terrorism. Both Jammeh and Muhammed Bazzi, a Lebanese businessman were sanctioned by the US Treasury Department.
Jammeh is increasingly isolated and homesick, said one of his close confidants in Equatorial Guinea. He is hoping that Adama Barrow will one day grant him an amnesty to return home, sources added.