The net is tightening around a group of administrative and financial officials in Guinea. The Special Prosecutor for Economic and Financial Offenses (CRIEF) has taken precautionary measures against thirty-four of them, including individuals from the Presidential Office and the Prime Minister’s Office. Aly Touré issued a requisition to restrict these individuals from leaving the country for the purposes of an ongoing legal process at the CRIEF.
The list of officials subject to the travel ban includes key figures such as Mobamed Ben SYLLA, Director of Financial Affairs at the Presidential Office, and Amadou SOUMAH, Director of Financial Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Other high-ranking individuals from various ministries, including the Ministries of Justice, Foreign Affairs, Economy and Finance, Labor and Civil Service, Agriculture, and many more, are also affected by the restriction.
These officials have faced a tense 48 hours, beginning with summons to the Ministry of Budget and then to the Presidential Office. The travel restriction is part of a wider effort to investigate alleged financial misconduct and corruption among these officials in Guinea.
The move is seen as a significant step towards ensuring transparency and accountability in the country’s financial and administrative sectors.