German officials on Thursday conducted a house search in the apartment of Gambian player, Bakery Jatta in Hamburg.
According to Germany daily Sport Bild, investigators want to secure electronic data gadgets including computers and cell phones as possible evidence in their probe into claims of double identity against him.
Nana Frombach, spokeswoman for the public prosecutor’s office was quoted by BILD as saying that “The accused is accused of violating the Residence Act.
It is suspected that he may have given incorrect information in order to obtain a residence permit. So far there has only been a concrete initial suspicion, the search serves for further investigation. ”
Jatta plays for Hamburg and first arrived in Germany at the age of 16 in 2015. At the age of 22 there were doubts over his true identity.
Bild had then reported that Jatta is rather older than his age of 22. The news outlet reported that Jatta was in fact two and a half years older.
According to Bild, Jatta played for Gambia’s U20 side under the name Bakery Daffeh before moving to Germany.
That means he cannot be 21 years as at 2019 and therefore used a different identity just to secure a club in Germany.
According to BILD information, previous investigations should have shown that Jatta has contacts to footballers in Senegal, Gambia and Nigeria, who were previously associated with Daffeh.