Justice Ministry team arrives in Darfur for Ponzi investigation
A team from the Ministry of Justice in Khartoum arrived in North Darfur to continue the investigation of the Ponzi scheme that unraveled last April.
A team from the Ministry of Justice in Khartoum arrived in North Darfur to continue the investigation of the Ponzi scheme that unraveled last April.The Mawasir market, as the Ponzi scheme was called, duped thousands of investors into handing over cash or property in exchange for good terms of payment at a later date. Many investors were never paid and riots later broke out in El Fasher, which were crushed by force, killing or mortally wounding 10.
The Minister of Justice Mohamad Bushara Dosa said that an earlier round of arrests and investigations has resulted in important information about the Ponzi scheme. Based on this information, a commission of inquiry will recover money from defendants. The minister announced the arrest of most of the defendants. He stressed that the work of the committees in the case of the market scam this time will be to apply the law in a way which is strong and does not make exceptions. Dosa affirmed that he had issued clear guidance to the groups of agents and prosecutors who arrived to El Fasher, North Darfur, telling them not to return until after they clear up all the issues.