//NEWS: Former President of Mauritania in Police Custody for Corruption Charges

NEWS: Former President of Mauritania in Police Custody for Corruption Charges

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz used to be taken into police custody where he is being held underneath charges of corruption in the course of his reign as the Mauritanian president.

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz used to be taken into police custody on Monday beneath allegations of corruption. The former President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania — who is presently in disputes with his successor, head of country Mohamed Sheikh El Ghazouani, and had lately failed in his strive to take over the Democratic Socialist Unionist Party (PUSD) recently, used to be summoned with the aid of the Economic Crimes Squad.

Brought in on the eve of a scheduled press conference, some consider the public tackle — which was once unable to take place, was organised as a ability of his public defence in anticipation of his arrest.

Mohamed Abdel Aziz, accused of plundering the nation’s resources and having awarded a series of massive private contracts in contravention of the law in the course of his reign between 2008 and 2019, is being held in the villa on the grounds of the Police Academy in Nouakchott. A web site the place he himself had kept Abdallahi Senoussi, boss of Libyan military brain below Gaddafi’s reign, before handing him over to Libya for $200 million.

The family of the accused is additionally dealing with similar expenses — and likewise,a whole host of former ministers have additionally been heard and placed under judicial supervision.

(AFP)