Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – The trial of the case of “turning” of the National Agency of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and other commercial banks during the post crisis Ivorian-election was referred to the April 4 for the argument of counsel after Monday’s hearing at which defendants have pleaded not guilty.
“the cause is returned to the hearing from 04 April to 9 am,” said Monday night in the courtroom of the Court of Appeal of the Court of Abidjan-Plateau, Judge Hamed Coulibaly presiding at the trial of the case of “turning” of the national Agency of the BCEAO.
the former President Laurent Gbagbo and Prime Minister Ake N’gbo and his ministers Desire Dallo (Economics and Finance), Katinan Kone (Budget) are accused by the prosecution for “flight meeting break on cellars to the BCEAO and cash; Flight complicity in meeting break; destruction of a plant belonging to another;misappropriation of public funds “.
During Monday’s hearing, bailiffs Oulaï Antoine Crépin, Yacouba Keita, Edmond Amonh Loesse, Gnéplé Seri Kouadio Brou, André Marie Tee Beignand and Lucien Seka Monney who prepared the minutes agency finding of the BCEAO in Abidjan, San Pedro (Southwest) and Abengourou (east) in full election crisis (December 2010-April 2011) after the requisition that Community institution by the government of M . Gbagbo and prosecuted for “complicity”, pleaded not guilty, claiming all he had “never forced a safety.”
for judge Hamed Coulibaly, these judicial officers overstepped their duties by acting without “a clear legal mandate and “. “The opening of a door is a means of access to enter, we need another way to justify your presence in these places,” he noted, citing the exaggerated fees received by the ushers.
Before ushers, former prime minister of the last government of Laurent Gbagbo, Prof. Gilbert Ake N’gbo and former Minister of economy and Finance Desire Dallo pleaded too, not guilty before the Tribunal.
end of January 2011 while the Ivorian post-electoral crisis was in full swing between pro-Gbagbo and pro-Ouattara, the national Agency of the BCEAO has been a “turning” in which large sums were abducted crates this bank.
Within 48 hours, more than 1.7 billion CFA francs disappeared crates BCEAO in Abidjan, according to the finding of bailiffs, an excerpt was read to the Tribunal. Commercial banks were also requisitioned in the same period.