The rumor swelled for several days. This Thursday, July 28, the Attorney General of the Supreme Court of Mali, Mamadou Timbo, confirmed by press release the proceedings initiated against several figures of the regime of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Accused of “forgery and use of false” and “undermining public property”, the four men, who are all settled or refugees abroad, are today the subject of an international arrest warrant. But the international criminal police organization, headquartered in Lyon, has not yet issued a “red notice”.
According to the document made public, the request follows the opening of a judicial investigation by the investigating chamber of the Supreme Court. Opened almost a year ago, according to our information, the file targets Mamadou Igor Diarra and Tiéman Hubert Coulibaly, who were respectively Minister of Economy and Finance and Minister of Defence, Babaly Bah, who held the reins of the Malian Solidarity Bank (BMS) for more than fifteen years, and the former head of government Boubou Cissé.
60 million dollars
The charges against them date back to 2015, when Boubou Cissé was still only Minister of Economy and Finance, and concern a public contract for the supply of armored vehicles awarded to the South African company Paramount LTD, specializing in the industry of the Defense.
Overcharged arms contracts in Mali: relatives of IBK in the sights of justice