Fatou Camara has confessed that she had lured into bed Senegal’s former presidential spokesman, Jules Diop during her tenure as director of press and public relations at State House.
“I just needed a man and I used him,” she allegedly said in her cautionary statement while in detention at the NIA. The document was leaked to pro-government Daily Observer newspaper and was published in verbatim yesterday.
Fatou fell out with President Jammeh two years ago, prompting her arrest and detention. She was charged to court but the matter died naturally after she jumped bail and went into exile.
She said her September 2013 business trip to Senegal was the second time that she met Jules, who is famous in Dakar for her bad boy antics. The two had first met in Ethiopia during a presidential summit and exchanged numbers.
She said although she was in Senegal to talk some Senegalese into coming to Gambia for the anniversary of her popular TV programme, Fatu Show she knew from the onset she was out to mix business with pleasure.
“Before I left for Dakar, I knew I that I wanted to have fun,” the femme fatale said. “Having separated from my husband for three years, and not being with any man, my body needed one at that time. He was the easiest prey for me at that moment.”
Fatu, however, said that it was meant to warm to her body, noting that she was interested in building any long term relationship with Jules. She denied divulging any state secrets to him.
Fatou explained: “If I was involved in anything shady, I would not have told Fatou Touray, Boubs and Vivian about Mr. Diop. I made it open cause I wanted fun only for that night.
“I could recall the first thing I told Jules the first night we met was that he has a big mouth that’s why Macky Sall appointed him. He laughed over it and I could remember telling him to zip up.
“I am a woman. I have feelings and needed a man at that time. May be yes, I made a wrong choice, but I could not see that at that time. I could remember he asked why I was not looking into his eyes, meaning I don’t love him. But at that time, I just needed a man and I used him.”