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Sénégal: Karim Wade in prison

Karim Wade is in detentionKarim Wade is in detention (Photo: imt.sn)
April 18, 2013

Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade is in detention after being formally charged with corruption in connection with his peresonnal fortune

Karim Wade occupied several key portfolios during his father's time in office. He has been under investigation for months over allegations of amassing a huge personal fortune worth around CFA 694, stored in different bank accounts outside Senegal.

The examining magistrate in Dakar formally charged Wade on Wednesday with illicit self-enrichment and issued a detention order for the former minister. Wade was later taken to the Rebeuss prison facility. Wade supporters turned out to support him both outside the courtroom and the detention facility.

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