Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh "orchestrated the embezzlement of nearly $1bn (£762m) of public funds", a report by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) claims
The team of investigative reporters say they reviewed thousands of documents from the course of Mr Jammeh's 22-year rule, which ended in 2017 after little-known presidential challenger Adama Barrow defeated him at the polls.
Gambia's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou had already accused Mr Jammeh of unlawfully withdrawing $50m from state funds over a 10-year period.
But the OCCRP say the total figure is much higher.
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