Over $351 million, €6,7 million, and SDG 5 billion ($105 million) cash has been found in ousted Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir’s, residence less than two weeks after he was toppled in a military coup out of office.
Mutasim Mahmoud, senior public prosecutor in Sudan, announced that the cash is secure within the vaults of the Bank of Sudan, and that charges will be filed against the former president under the foreign exchange and money laundering law. Bashir was under investigation and that prosecutors would “question the former president in Kobar prison”.
Al-Bashir was toppled in a military coup which took place on April 11. He was initially placed under house arrest before being transferred to Kobar prison, where he detained some of his critics while in power.
Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes in the country’s Darfur region but the military which is in charge of the country has vowed not to extradite him.