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Mali: former Minister of Communication Mahamadou Camara referred to prison


AA / Bamako / Amarana Maiga

The former Malian Minister of Communication and former chief of staff under Ibrahim Boubaker Keita, Mahamadou Camara, was placed under committal on Thursday by the indictment chamber of the Supreme Court.

This former minister under the regime of former President Keïta, overthrown by a coup d’état on August 18, 2020, is being prosecuted by the indictment chamber for “complicity in favoritism” in the case known as the purchase of the plane presidential and military equipment acquired in 2014.

Mahamadou Camara is being held at the Bamako Central Detention Center, Doauda Konaté, head of the National Union of Prison Guards of Mali, told Agence Anadolu.

Camara was indicted for the same facts on March 27, 2020, then released by the former prosecutor of commune III, of the district in charge of the economic and financial pole of Bamako, Mamadou Kassogué, current Minister of Justice and Human Rights. Male, Keeper of the Seals.

As a reminder, former Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga and Ms. Bouaré Fily Sissoko, former Minister of Economy and Finance, were imprisoned on August 26 by the indictment chamber of the Supreme Court in the cases of “l ‘purchase of the presidential plane and military equipment “.

2013-2014, the Auditor General noted in his report the disappearance of more than 153 billion CFA francs ($ 274 million) and the squandering of more than 20 billion FCFA ($ 36 million) in the purchase presidential aircraft and military equipment.

Official investigation reports established overbills of 40 billion CFA francs ($ 72 million).

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