Mali’s previous PM apprehended over corruption in purchase of governmental aircraft

Boubèye Maïga resigned as prime minister in 2019

Boub èye Ma ïga resigned as prime minister in 2019

Mali’s previous Prime Minister Boub èye Ma ïga has actually been apprehended over supposed corruption throughout the purchase of a governmental aircraft 7 years earlier.

His legal representative Kassoum Tapo stated information about his Thursday arrest were still uncertain.

Mr Ma ïga is stated to have actually been associated with the supposed overpricing of previous President Ibrahim Ke ïta’s aircraft.

He was a defence minister throughout the purchase in 2014.

The governmental aircraft was acquired for $40m (₤ 29m, a quantity critics stated was overpriced.

Mr Ma ïga was the prime minister in between 2017 and 2019 when he resigned in the middle of an upswing of violence in the nation.

Boubou Ciss é took control of up until he was deposed along with President Ke ïta in August 2020.

Mali's previous PM apprehended over corruption in purchase of governmental aircraft