Guinea’s strongman, Mamady Doumbouya, has launched a massive hunt against corrupt officials in an attempt to recover stolen funds and government properties that have fallen into private hands. ayokinews.com reports
The leaders of the Junta have formed a special economic crimes court to prosecute anyone found guilty of misappropriate public funds. Several members of the former President Alpha Conde’s government have already gotten caught up in the legal system.
The government’s list includes the country’s former prime minister and opposition leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, and a slew of other prominent figures charged with economic crimes during the previous administration.
Aside from economic crimes, the authorities have been attempting to reclaim government holdings, particularly houses and lands that have been seized by private persons. Politicians in possession of the aforementioned have already started the process.
After a successful coup d’etat which overthrew former President Alpha Condé, on 5 September 2021, military strongman, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya and his special forces proclaimed Alpha Conde’s removal as president. The colonel who spearheaded the coup is now the interim president as the country awaits democratic transition.
Since becoming president, he has been working to clean up the system. He had already fired a number of security personnel.
“After having loyally served Guinea, nearly a thousand military personnel will enjoy their right to a deserved retirement,” Doumbouya added.