Sudanese authorities seize Bashir’s bank account

Former President of Sudan-Omar Hassan Ahmed al Bashir

Sudanese anti-corruption committee has seized a bank account of Sudanese Former President Omar al-Bashir, Radio Tamazuj report has reported.

Mohamed Al-Faki, Chairman of the Committee for the elimination of Empowerment and Recovery of Funds told reporters in Khartoum on Tuesday last week.

Al-Faki says they confiscated the account through which millions of US dollars were channeled every month. Also, he said the committee fired 651 civil servants belonging to the former regime and shutdown five foreign exchange bureaus used to fund it.

He further announced that new criminal charges were filed against the ousted president for squandering state funds on personal expenses. Bashir was ousted in April 2019 amidst nation-wide protests.

A Sudanese court handed Bashir a first, two-year sentence in December last year on corruption charges. Bashir also faces trials and investigations over the killing of protesters.