The director of Orabank Chad caught in the chaos

The Chadian hydrocarbon company is at the center of a financial scandal involving several senior officials. The investigation is still ongoing and we learn a little more every day.

as reported from Ndjamena, Madjiasra Nako

Employees at Orabank, the Chadian subsidiary of the group of the same name, discovered on Monday, June 27, when they arrived at work that their boss was not at his desk. Mamadou Bass was arrested at the end of last week by the intelligence service. He was suspected of trying to lift after being called up for the first time by the posts. Just over 20 billion CFA francs had been withdrawn from the bank he leads.

Initial searches The affair that the local media with the nickname “SHTgate” broke out last week. It served their position as private secretary to the President of the Republic and two managing directors of the hydrocarbon company. They are suspected by the financial investigation service of having illegally taken advantage of this money.

Most of those arrested cooperate, says one of the investigators. Cash and vehicles were found during the house search. The investigation continues at the level of the intelligence service. Some suspects have even been released, but the case has not yet been brought to justice.

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