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World Mali: judicial victory and release for the "King of Cotton" Malian

18:55  30 november  2021
18:55  30 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Bakary Togola, ex-président de l’Assemblée permanente des Chambres d’Agriculture du Mali (APCAM). (Illustration). © RFI / Sayouba Traoré Bakary Togola, former President of the Permanent Assembly of Chambers of Agriculture of Mali (APCAM). (Drawing).

Bakary Togola was accused of hiking nearly 10 billion CFA francs (15 million euros). He benefited from a non-place this Monday, November 29 in Bamako. The businessman has spent more than two years in prison.

Bakary Togola and the eleven other acquitted persons were charged with infringement of public goods and complicity, false and false uses. They were accused of to have, between 2013 and 2019, subtracts 9 billion 462 million CFA francs to the Confederation of Cooperative Societies of Mali Cotton Farmers, which Bakary Togola presided over a budget of some 13 billion planned for the TRAINING COTONTORS OF THE C-CPCP.

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close to Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

arrested in September 2019 as part of an anti-corruption operation and on the basis of an anonymous denunciation, Bakary Togola had defended before the Court last week, claiming that no federation agricultural did not complain about its methods. His lawyers pleaded the lack of evidence and the nullity of the procedure.

This trial was very followed because Bakary Togola, who also presided over the Permanent Assembly of the Chambers of Agriculture of Mali, is much more than a peasant trade unionist.

Originally from the Sikasso region, in the south of the country, which is an owner claiming 3,000 hectares and more than 10,000 employees according to young Africa, it is deemed to be close to the political circles, in the first place of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, this who had not prevented him from being arrested while he was still in power.

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