Burkina Faso’s Ex-Transport Minister, Vincent Dabilgou Sentenced To Eleven Years In Prison For Funds Embezzlement

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Vincent Dabilgou, the former Transport Minister of Burkina Faso, was sentenced to eleven years in prison for embezzling funds.

Vincent Dabilgou, a former transport minister under Roch Christian Kaboré, the deposed leader of Burkina Faso, was given an eleven-year prison term on Thursday, August 17, by a court in the nation’s capital Ouagadougou.

The charges against him included misappropriating public funds, money laundering, and Financing political parties.

The former minister will also serve seven suspended years and pay a €4.7 million fine, according to the Court. The Tribunal also halted the activities of his political party, Nouveau Temps pour la Démocratie (NTD).

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Burkina Faso’s Ex-Transport Minister, Vincent Dabilgou Sentenced To Eleven Years In Prison For Funds Embezzlement 1

The court ordered in addition the seizure of his assets to the value of the money embezzled and suspended him from all political activities for five years.

Dabilgou served as minister from 2018 to 2022, when Kabore was deposed by a junta. Four other people, including two who worked in the defendant’s department, were sentenced to prison terms ranging from six to eleven years, as well as significant fines.


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