MAURITANIA’S FORMER PRESIDENT MOHAMED OULD ABDUL AZIZ JAIL OVER CORRUPTION.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 24, 2021
Mauritania’s former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has been jailed after a Judge in charge of a Corruption Probe ordered his incarceration.
Aziz has twice gone before a Magistrate investigating the case since the charges, including money launderings, were brought in March.
The move comes days after the former leader refused to continue reporting to Police after being put under house arrest.
The sixty-four-year-old former general who came to power in a coup, already had to report to Police three times a week and to seek approval before leaving the Capital, Nouakcholt.
The charges followed a year-long probe initiated by Parliament into the handling of oil revenue, the sale of state property, the dwindling up of a publicly owned food supply company and the activities of Chinese fishing firm.
The report say cash and assets worth the equivalent of about ninety-Six Million euros about one hundred and fifteen Million U.S. Dollars had been seized.