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Abidjan: Millions of CFA Francs Stolen From Gabon’s Jean Ping’ Exiled Son

While he is accused of diversions of several billion francs CFA in Gabon, Franck Ping, the son of Jean Ping is in exile in Abidjan in Ivory Coast since a few years now. We have just learned that the latter has lost several million francs.

Its amounted to several million CFA francs that the son of the Gabonese opponent Jean Ping, was stolen in his exile in Abidjan.

A newspaper of Ivorian news, Allo Police, which investigated this case reports 150 million CFA francs that were taken from the house of Franck Ping. The criminal police in Abidjan has seized the case and is conducting an investigation. All the house employees of the 47-year-old man were arrested

For several months, Jean Ping’s son has been exiled to Abidjan, where his mother Jeannine is from, to escape Gabonese justice.

The businessman is indeed subject to international arrest warrant issued in March 2017. He is prosecuted for active bribery in the context of the award of public contracts. Franck Ping allegedly levied commissions on public markets for billions of CFA francs, while he was intermediary between the Chinese company specializing in construction Sinohydro, and the Gabonese government. He is also accused of having done so in Cameroon and the Republic of Congo.

For some, this money would have been used to finance his father’s campaign in the 2016 presidential election.

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