Ex-Mauritanian President Sentenced To Five Years Imprisonment For Corruption

Date: 05-12-2023 12:53 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 5-12-2023 12:53 PM (2 months ago)

Former President of Mauritius, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, was handed a 5-year jail term by a court in Nouakchott on Monday. The charges stemmed from accusations of abusing his position to accumulate an illicit fortune. Aziz, who governed for a decade from 2009 to 2019, had been on trial since January alongside ten other prominent figures, including two former prime ministers, facing charges of illicit enrichment, abuse of functions, influence-peddling, and money laundering.

Aziz was cleared of other charges while convicted of illicit enrichment and money laundering. The court also ordered the confiscation of assets acquired through illicit means. The 66-year-old former president, who has been in detention since January 24, had previously spent several months in prison in 2021. Meanwhile, the trial, initiated in January, involved a Mauritanian prosecutor seeking a 20-year prison sentence for Aziz, alleging abuse of power and amassing substantial wealth.

Aziz maintained his innocence and argued that the trial was politically motivated and should be dismissed. The prosecutor’s closing arguments, which lasted about three hours, sought sentences of 10 years in prison for the two former prime ministers and two ministers, along with the confiscation of their assets. For the remaining defendants, the prosecutor requested a five-year prison term.

Posted: at 5-12-2023 12:53 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 5-12-2023 02:17 PM (2 months ago)
How I wish
Posted: at 5-12-2023 02:17 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- taypetdun at 5-12-2023 02:52 PM (2 months ago)
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A  country with a functional judiciary, which way Nigeria?
Posted: at 5-12-2023 02:52 PM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
- Benti247 at 5-12-2023 03:57 PM (2 months ago)
And Buhari is walking the street a free man . A sane country would have recalled Tinubu and his gang of 1,500 thieves from Dubai and  march them straight to kuje  prisons.
Posted: at 5-12-2023 03:57 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 5-12-2023 11:28 PM (2 months ago)
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Posted: at 5-12-2023 11:28 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master


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