Son of Senegalese ex-president charged with corruption

Karim Wade, the son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade, waves while being arrested on April 15, 2013, in Dakar.  By  (AFP/File)

Karim Wade, the son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade, waves while being arrested on April 15, 2013, in Dakar. By (AFP/File)






DAKAR (AFP) – The son of Senegal’s former leader Abdoulaye Wade was charged with corruption on Wednesday by detectives investigating his vast fortune, valued at more than $1 billion, his lawyer told AFP.

Karim Wade, who held a number of cabinet posts during his father’s presidency, “has just been charged with illicit enrichment and placed in custody”, said El Hadji Amadou Sall.


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