A French court has given a three year imprison term to Teodorin Obiang Nguema, VP of Equatorial Guinea in a defilement case known as the ‘evil gotten wealth’ .
A Paris court in January this year, opened a debasement, misappropriation and abuse of open assets body of evidence against Teodorin, who is the principal child of the nation’s long-serving pioneer, Teodore Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
According to the prosecutor who pushed for a three year jail term, aside the confiscation of the stylish 48-year-old’s properties and the jail term, he should also be made to pay a fine of over 30 million euros – another appeal that was held by the court.
Teodorin was tried in absentia despite having repeatedly denied all the charges. The Central African country failed in its bid to stop the Paris court from trying him with the reason that it was against international law.
But in December 2016, the International Court of Justice in the Hague rejected a request by Equatorial Guinea to suspend the case.