Sudan’s public prosecutor has commenced investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday.
The source said that military intelligence had searched Bashir’s home and found suitcases loaded with more than $351,000 and six million euros, as well as five million Sudanese pounds.
“The chief public prosecutor… ordered the (former) president detained and quickly questioned in preparation to put him on trial,” a judicial source said.
“The public prosecution will question the former president in Kobar prison,” the source added.
Relatives could not be immediately reached on Saturday for comment about the investigation.
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Monies found at the residence of deposed President of Sudan – Omar Al Bashir:
– 6 million euros ($6.75m)
– 5 million Sudanese pounds ($104,837) pic.twitter.com/7naeFJMhl5
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