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Sudan court jails former Wali of Sennar for corruption

July 4 - 2021 SINGA
Former Wali of Sennar, Ahmed Abbas, has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment for corruption and abuse of power (File photo: SUNA)
Former Wali of Sennar, Ahmed Abbas, has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment for corruption and abuse of power (File photo: SUNA)

The criminal court in Singa has sentenced the former Wali (governor) of Sennar state, Ahmed Abbas, to two years’ imprisonment for corruption and abuse of power during his tenure under the deposed Al Bashir regime. Other co-defendants were acquitted.

The official Sudan News Agency reports that the court in the Sennar capital of Singa issued its verdict today in the case against a number of former officials of the deposed regime in Sennar state, in the suit concerning the disposal of the Kanaf Abu Naama Agricultural Scheme.

“The court convicted the first defendant, Ahmed Abbas Mohamed Saad, under Article 13-G of Dismantling of Empowerment* of June 30 Regime and Combating Corruption Act, 2019, amendment, 2020, which is pertinent to administrative corruption and abuse of power and Article (177-2) of the Criminal Law, 1991, dishonesty, and sentenced him to be kept in a correctional institution for a period of two years, effective from today.”

The court acquitted other defendants in the case.

The court also upheld the decision of the Higher Committee No. 483 cancelling the settlement agreement [negotiated by Abbas as governor] and to recover all shares of the Abu Naama Food Security Company to be forfeited to the government of Sudan.


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