The trial of former President Mohamed Abdoul Aziz resumed on Tuesday, with the prosecution seeking a 20-year prison sentence.
Accompanied by 10 other co-accused individuals, Aziz faces charges of suspected illicit enrichment.
The court alleges that he has amassed assets and wealth valued at over 43 billion CFA francs.
In a bid to sway the trial’s trajectory, his legal team has been granted permission to present new witnesses, fostering hope for a positive influence on the case’s outcome.
One of his attorneys, Maitre Thaleb Kayar, has expressed his lack of surprise at the prosecution’s indictment.