Sudan: Nearly $4 billion seized from former President al-Bashir & clan
Few days after his arrest, nearly $130 million was found on his property, hidden in bags. Since then, the assets of his party, friends and relatives and the media close to him have either been frozen or handed over to the finance ministry.
According to the Anti-Corruption Committee set up in December to dismantle the deposed president’s system, between $3.5 and $4 billion was seized in less than six months in the Bashir galaxy. This includes money, real estate, and shares in companies, revealed Salah Manaa, spokesman for the Anti-Corruption Committee, over the weekend.
Sentenced to two years in prison in December, Omar al-Bashir is still in Kober prison in Khartoum. Further proceedings are still pending against him.
This money from the dictatorship put back into the state coffers is welcome, as Sudan’s economy is in such difficulty.