Ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was receiving a monthly salary of $20 million from unknown sources, the country’s anti-corruption committee has found.
Chairman of the Committee for the Elimination of Empowerment, Fighting Corruption and Recovery of Funds in Sudan Mohamed Al-Fake revealed on Tuesday that the body had discovered an account in Al-Bashir’s name which had a monthly income of $20 million until after the secession of the South.
This later gradually reduced to $8 million, then to $3 million. The funding stopped only after the longtime dictator was ousted from power by the military in April 2019, Sudan Akhbar reported.
Omar Bashir ouster
Protests over price of bread and flour began in Khartoum, Sudan in late 2018, it spread and became a movement supported by different sections of society.
Omar Al-Bashir who ruled Sudan for over three decades, since 1989, was deposed by the army owing to 5 month’s long sustained demonstrations.
During the demonstrations, Bashir, sensing danger, had tried to impose a year-long state of emergency but the protestors remained adamant.
Bashir and his men tried to pacify the people, they dissolved the federal government and sacked all state governors, Bashir stepped down and announced that he was not going to seek re-election, ammendments to the constitution to this effect were revoked, but the people, nudged by the high cost of living pushed on.
In 2010, an arrest warrant was issued against Omar al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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