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Corruption suspects in Khartoum governor’s office released after returning money

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April 26, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – A commission of inquiry set up by the Sudanese ministry of justice to probe corruption allegations against two staff members in the office of the Khartoum governor announced that they had managed to recover 17 billion pounds from the suspects.

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Governor of Khartoum state Abdulrahman Al-Khidir (Al-Ahdath newspaper)

The two employees allegedly forged governor Abdel-Rahman al-Khidir’s signature to transfer ownership of land worth billions to bogus owners and sold it later for a huge profit.

Commission chairman Khalid Anas said at a press conference that the pair had been released after agreeing to return all money and property they gained unlawfully to the public treasury.

Anas revealed that some of the properties were registered in other people’s names in order to conceal any links to the suspects.

He further disclosed that there are seven other non-employees who were investigated for involvement and nine others as witnesses.

Deputy chairman Yasser Ahmed noted that the unlawful enrichment act allows the accused to return the money in order to avoid prosecution.

He disclosed the two employees used the money to buy new land and enter the automotive business.

Al-Khidir’s office said in a statement this week that the government at federal and state level had approved of measures he undertook to probe the incident and his decision to submit all relevant documents to judicial bodies for prosecution.

The governor was also questioned by the commission in the course of the probe, which also looked into whether employees embezzled money.

The uncovering of a corruption scandal of this magnitude has shocked observers and ordinary citizens alike and reinforced perceptions that the country faces a serious graft issue which the government refuses to recognise.

Early in 2012, Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir ordered the establishment of an anti-corruption commission to “monitor and follow what is being published in the media about corruption and to coordinate with the presidency of the Republic and other competent authorities in the ministry of justice and the national assembly in order to complete information on what is being raised about corruption at the state level”.

But after more than a year of seemingly zero activity, Bashir sacked the commission head and did not appoint a replacement, dealing a major blow to demands by the public for more robust investigations of corruption.

A major economic government-sponsored forum held in Khartoum late last year called for the establishment of an anti-graft commission as one means of resolving the ongoing financial crisis facing the country.

(ST)

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  • 27 April 09:43, by Jalaby

    Oh my Goodness!!!
    The corruption is now hitting the country so hard across all its sectors, the people who are calling for the "Islamic civilization project" stealing and embezzling Sudanese people money who are in desperate need for this money!
    Hard punishment needs to be put in place to deter these thieves from stealing money, BTW, where is your Sharia Law? Liars!!

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    • 27 April 10:19, by Chol A.

      Jalaby, this is a man with a good faith because he return the money while your uncle Bashir corrupt billion of public money and he would not think of return them!

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  • 27 April 15:22, by Observer

    So these thieves just walk free because they have returned back the money and land?
    Where is the punishment for committing this crime??
    What kind of message does this send out?
    That it is ok to steal and make money from your stealing but if you return what you have stolen then you are innocent of any crime??!!!!

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