Large Foreign Currencies Found At Ex-Sudan President, Omar al-Bashir’s HomeFeatured, Latest News, North Africa Saturday, April 20th, 2019
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of the Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir.
Following this, prosecutors have confirmed that the embattled former Leader is now being investigated over alleged money laundering,
Reports said security services allegedly found euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds amounting to over $130m (£100m).
Suitcases loaded with over $351,000, €6m ($6.7m; £5.2m) and five billion Sudanese pounds ($105m) were reportedly found at Mr Bashir’s home.
The ex-leader was placed under house arrest after months of protests which led to his removal last week.
Ousted Bashir is reportedly now being held at the Kobar high-security prison.
The Sudanese military toppled Mr. Bashir last Thursday, 11th April but demonstrators, led by The Sudanese Professionals Association, have vowed to stay on the streets until there is a move to civilian rule.
Mr Bashir has been declared wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes in the country’s Darfur region.
Still, Sudan’s military, has reacted it will not extradite him but will try him in the country instead.
The coup leader Awad Ibn Auf, said Mr Bashir was being detained in a “safe place”.
Later, Ibn Auf, stood down and Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan was named as the substatntive head of the transitional military council.
Meanwhile, the Uganda’s authority has pledged to offer the deposed leader asylum if he applied.
The country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Oryem Okello confirmed this to the news agency.
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