Sudan Attorney General Orders Formation of Committee to Probe Corruption, Top Members of Former Ruling Party Arrested
ousted Omar Al’Bashir
Sudan’s attorney general on Saturday ordered the formation of a committee to oversee investigations into crimes involving public funds, corruption and criminal cases related to recent events, the state news agency SUNA said, citing a statement from the attorney general.
SUNA also said that attorney general Al-Walid Sayed Ahmed had submitted a request to the director of the country’s National Intelligence and Security Services to lift the immunity of a number of officers suspected of killing a teacher who died in custody in February.
Meanwhile authorities arrested several top members of the former ruling party late on Saturday, a senior party official also told Reuters.
Those arrested include the acting head of the National Congress Party Ahmed Haroun, ousted President Omar al-Bashir’s former first deputy Ali Osman Taha, his former aide Awad al-Jaz, the secretary general of the Islamic movement Al-Zubair Ahmed Hassan and former parliament chairman Ahmed Ibrahim al-Taher, the source said.
Former presidential aide Nafie Ali Nafie and parliament chairman Ibrahim Ahmed Omar have been placed on house arrest, he added.