The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guinea-Bissau has issued an arrest warrant against the president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Paulo Sanhá, to be heard as part of a whistleblowing case.
According to the Portuguese language news service, Lusa, the arrest warrant comes after two requests made by the Attorney General Fernando Gomes to the Superior Council of the Judiciary demanding the “appearance of Paulo Sanhá before the Public Prosecutor’s Office for “committing public crimes.”
It quotes sources as saying the Prosecutor General wants to hear the president of the Supreme Court of Justice based on a complaint against him, which centers on alleged “denial of justice, abuse of powers and embezzlement of large sums for his own benefit, as president of the Supreme Court of Justice.”
Fernando Gomes had already asked to hear Paulo Sanhá on the 21st, and rescheduled the hearing for Wednesday.
Abdullahi Hassan reports.