Sudan’s public prosecutor has begun investigating former president Al- Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said earlier on Saturday.
The source said military intelligence officers who searched Bashir’s home found suitcases loaded with more than $351,000 and Six Million Euros, as well as five million Sudanese pounds.
“The chief public prosecutor has ordered the (former) president detained and quickly questioned in preparation to put him on trial,” the judicial source told Reuters.
“The public prosecution will question the former president in Kobar prison,” the source said.
Bashir has not been questioned yet, the source added. Two of his brothers were also detained on allegations of corruption, the source said. Relatives could not immediately be reached on Saturday for comment about the investigation.