CUSTOMS CHIEF CAUGHT WITH $4MILLION CASH SACKED

CUSTOMS CHIEF CAUGHT WITH $4MILLION CASH SACKED.

Burkina faso fires customs 2012 1 3

EU development commissioner Andris Piebalgs speaks with Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore on November 25, 2011 at the presidential palace in Ouagadougou. Piebalgs said that some 1.4 million people in Burkina Faso could be exposed this year to a food crisis due to lack of rain during the growing season. (Ahmed Ouaba /AFP/Getty Images)

Ousmane Guiro was fired by presidential decree after his nephew and others were allegedly found in possession of suitcases owned by the customs chief stuffed with bundles of cash.

Guiro has form in such matters. Not only was his government department ranked the most corrupt institution in West Africa in 2010 but he himself was accused of (though not prosecuted for) tax evasion two years earlier.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s