Ex-Chadian Prime Minister arrested for fraud

Ex-Chad Prime Minister arrested for fraud

A Chadian minister, who served as the country’s premier from 2013-2016 was arrested on Sunday over fraud allegations.

Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet was detained following a complaint from the state Inspectorate-General for fraud, a police spokesman said.

Currently Secretary-General of the presidency, his post involves coordinating government action, as well as the premiership. He has also held a number of ministerial positions.

Chad President Idriss Deby Itno, who has governed the country since 1990, last year vowed to crack down on entrenched graft.

The country has a history of corruption and graft cases. It was ranked 165th out of 180 countries in Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index.

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