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Chadian held in Togo for fraud

2010-01-04 22:09

Lome - Police in Togo have arrested an exiled Chadian opposition figure given a five-year jail sentence in absentia for his part in a multi-million dollar international fraud, a security official said on Monday.

Hassan Fadoul Kitir was one of several people convicted last November by a Paris court for a fraud and counterfeit operation involving a total of 140 million Bahrain dinars, dating from more than a decade ago.

"Hassan Fadoul Kitir was arrested last week and is being held in a secure place," the official told AFP, asking not to be named and declining to give any motive for the arrest.

Kitir is a former special advisor to Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno.