The Senegalese state was dismissed by the Monegasque justice of its request to seize the bank accounts of the two men, convicted of illicit enrichment.
More than six years after their final conviction in Senegal, respectively for illicit enrichment and for complicity in this offense, the former minister Karim wade and the businessman Ibrahim Aboukhalil, nickname Bibo Bourgi, have just won a decisive round before the Monegasque courts. In a decision rendered on October 14, the Court of Revision – the highest Monegasque court – indeed definitively rejected the Senegalese State of its request to obtain the seizure of the sums kept in their bank accounts housed in the principality.
Since 2015, taking advantage of the judgment rendered in Dakar by the Court for the Repression of Illicit Enrichment (CREI) against Karim Wade and seven other people convicted of aiding and abetting, the Senegalese State has been trying to get hold of the sums deposited in around thirty bank accounts domiciled in Monaco, in the books of the Julius Baer bank. As early as 2013, at the start of the Senegalese procedure for illicit enrichment, Dakar had also obtained the temporary freezing of said accounts for international criminal assistance.