US$130 Million Discovered At Home Of Deposed Sudanese President

US$130 Million Discovered At Home Of Deposed Sudanese President

Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering.

Despite Mr Al Bashir being removed from office and the military accepting several key demands, many do not want the transition to be led by the military.

Sudan's attorney general has also asked the country's intelligence and national security agencies to lift the immunity of a number of their officers suspected of killing a teacher who died in custody after protests in February, state news agency SUNA said.

Sacks stuffed with millions euros, Sudanese pounds and thousands of dollars were allegedly found at Omar al-Bashir's villa, a source in the East African country's judiciary said.

"The African Union Commission has been very clear since the military council took over from President al-Bashir that they do not agree with the military takeover and they're saying that unless the military council hands over power to an independent civilian transitional government, then the revolution of the people will be incomplete and Sudan would risk losing its membership in the African Union", she added.

Mahmoud confirmed that the cash is secure within the vaults of the Bank of Sudan, and that charges will be investigated against former President Al Bashir under the foreign exchange law and money laundering.

Reuters said prosecutors would "question the former president in Kobar prison".

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Mr Al Bashir, who is also being sought by the International Criminal Court over allegations of genocide in the country's western Darfur region, was ousted on April 11 by the military following months of protests against his rule and had been held at a presidential residence.

Hassan Bashir, a professor of political science at the University of Neelain, said the measures against Mr Bashir were meant to be a message to other figures associated with his rule that they were not above the law.

The protests didn't cease after this, as citizens are now demanding that the military cede power to a civilian government.

A protester stands in front of a banner depicting former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in front of the Defence Ministry in Khartoum.

Plans to unveil a civilian body to replace the military council will be announced on Sunday, the SPA said in a statement.

"If we don't stay, it will be as if we hadn't done anything, we will stay until we oust the military council", 26-year-old protester Rania Ahmed told Reuters.

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