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President's son jailed over unpaid bill

2012-11-12 22:03

Bangui - Police say that Central African Republic President Francois Bozize had his son arrested over an unpaid hotel bill.

Captain Kevin Bozize has been held at Bangui jail of the research and investigations section since 6 November for not paying a bill of 8 million CFA ($15 000) at the Ledger Plaza Hotel.

According to the lieutenant commanding the research and investigations section, who refused to give his name, Kevin Bozize stayed several times at the new hotel but did not pay his bill. Hotel officials also confirmed that the president agreed that his son should be arrested over the debt.

The Ledger Plaza hotel opened in September and has had a problem with unpaid bills. The hotel has a new policy that all hotel guests must pay their bills before exiting.

Comments
  • omo.naija.750 - 2012-11-12 23:23

    Good for you Mr president.Show your people that no one is above the law and strip your son of all his rank.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-11-13 07:29

      Zoomer clan take NOTE

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-11-13 09:57

      Tough love!

  • John - 2012-11-12 23:24

    Bilking is fraud and is a criminal offence so he should pay the penalty.

  • mothi.das - 2012-11-13 01:02

    in other countries for not paying the bill only police r arresting even precidents son...in our country they r leaving even common r small criminals on saying of one word politicians...now is der any possibility to arrest politicians r their sons r atleast even their relatives.....JAGO INDIA JAGO

  • sello.r.molefe - 2012-11-13 02:11

    Good Mr President u setting a brilliant example..

  • andy.andrews.359126 - 2012-11-13 04:37

    It is encouraging to see this behavior from African leaders it finally showing maturity. But alas our leaders are a long way from this as they would do nothing about this behavior look at Zuma son who has not paid for his wedding,

  • scholesss - 2012-11-13 05:07

    let him face justice

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-13 06:29

    Very clever heading News24!!! It wouldve been too good to be true if it was Zuma's son!!!

  • bamakhani - 2012-11-13 07:16

    Good father

  • funiabsalomndala.funi - 2012-11-13 07:31

    First coming from africa.

  • johan.vanheerden.737 - 2012-11-13 07:59

    Well done- can we have this level of backbone in South Africa also please

  • dragonfire47 - 2012-11-13 08:15

    banana continent, they wunt

  • LanfearM - 2012-11-13 08:41

    Excellent! A true leader who will not even let his son get away with corruption!

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-11-13 08:47

    President Bozize, you are a true statesman. Well done. You are a shining beacon in darkest Africa. Show the others how it's done.

  • ntsanen - 2012-11-13 10:08

    This is leadership, no one out of our goverment have ever been arrested for over spending south african money. Mr President, I wish you could have done a workshop in SA. What a pity but lucky Zuma is not coming back

  • venus.nakesch - 2012-11-13 11:33

    well done Mr. president

  • salvadorezequiel.echek - 2012-11-14 14:35

    'I am above the law'. 'Ethic has no place in me'. These are the precepts of all those who are members of the Club of Impunity. Why an order from the President? Let's hope this son has not become the black goat of the father. Why the Judicial body did not act? This is proof that there is NO seperation of power. Nevertheless, the President has set up a good example by showing that nobody is above the law (including the President). A good lesson to his CEMAC colleagues. Congratulations!!!!!

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