Senegal ex-president's son arrested

2013-04-15 22:10
The son of Senegal's ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, Karim Wade (L), waves as he arrives at the paramilitary police headquarters in Dakar. (AFP)

The son of Senegal's ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, Karim Wade (L), waves as he arrives at the paramilitary police headquarters in Dakar. (AFP)

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Dakar - The son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade was arrested in Dakar on Monday hours after filing a dossier of his assets, valued at more than $1bn, to the nation's anti-corruption court, his lawyer told AFP.

Karim Wade was "driven to the research section of the gendarmerie" in the Colobane district of Dakar, his lawyer Cire Cledor Ly told reporters.

"The regime is testing our resolve but the law is on our side," he added.

Read more on:    abdoulaye wade  |  senegal  |  corruption  |  west africa

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