Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has received $ 90 million in cash from Saudi Arabia, an investigator told a court in Khartoum on Monday.
Destitute after 30 years of reign
The brigadier of the Sudanese police Ahmed Ali declared at the opening of the trial for corruption of Omar al-Bashir that the former president had told him that the money had been "delivered by some of the envoys of Mohammed ben Salman", the Saudi Crown Prince. Destaded by the army on April 11 in response to massive demonstrations after 30 years at the head of a military regime backed by Islamists, Omar al-Bashir arrived in court escorted by an imposing military convoy.
"To be used outside the state budget"
Sudan's former strongman faces charges of "foreign currency possession, bribery" and trading in influence. Ahmed Ali told the court that nearly 7 million euros had been found in Bashir's residence, as well as more modest amounts in US dollars and Sudanese pounds. "The accused told us that the money was part of a $ 25 million sum sent to him by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be used outside the state budget," he added. investigator. He also said Omar al-Bashir said he received two payments of $ 35 and $ 30 million from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died in 2015.