Top minister 'meddling' in baby trafficking case – Niger judges

2015-11-30 09:32
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Niamey - Judges in Niger said on Sunday that a top minister was "meddling" in a high profile baby trafficking case allegedly involving a prominent opposition leader and presidential aspirant.

The Independent Magistrates Union of Niger said it "denounced the silence" of President Mahamadou Issoufou surrounding minister Bazoum Mohamed's comments on the case against ex-premier and former national assembly head Hama Amadou.

Mohamed, who is also head of the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS), told Jeune Afrique news magazine this week that he did not see how Amadou could "escape conviction".

He said the former leader took advantage of the court's "complicities" at the beginning of the trial.

Two weeks ago Amadou, who is running for president, was arrested on his return from a year in exile in France over allegations of baby trafficking.

The judges union denounced Mohamed for "insulting" and aiming to "discredit" the judicial body in the interview, as well as putting into question the integrity of the magistrates.

Read more on:    mahamadou issoufou  |  niger  |  west africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.