Chadien capital mayor in custody over alleged corruption By AFP | Tuesday, November 13 2012 at 07:17
The mayor of Chadien capital N'Djamena was taken into custody for questioning on Monday and suspended from his job following allegations of corruption, officials said.
Djimet Ibet, who was elected mayor of the city of more than one million residents four months ago, was "suspended from duty" for "forgery and attempted embezzlement and corruption", according to an arrest warrant signed by government official Issa Djidjie.
A police source confirmed the mayor had been detained.
Corruption affairs frequently swirl around the political elite in Chad, earning it the poor ranking of 168 out of 182 countries in Transparency International's worldwide corruption rankings for 2011.
In Africa, only Somalia, Sudan and Equatorial Guinea are ranked worse than Chad on corruption.
Do you believe there is a plot to kill Robert Mugabe?speak out
Read Story: Do you believe there is a plot to kill Robert Mugabe?
- Kenya bombs targets in southern Somalia
- Gambia signs law on life jail for gays
- Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom
- Oliver Mtukudzi discloses HIV status
- Meet Kenya's richest 25
- The girl who met Gaddafi 'in hell'
- Embattled Zimbabwe VP ousted from top Zanu-PF organ
- Suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists kill 28 in Kenyan bus
- Nigerian soldiers flee Boko Haram 'disguised as traders'
- Sata's party fears electoral defeat amid internal rifts