Former Chadian Prime Minister Kalzeubé Pahimi Deubet, the current secretary-general of the presidency, spent his first night in the N’Djamena detention center, according to his lawyer, who confirmed that he was arrested on Tuesday. Accused of attempting to embezzle public funds, he denounced a « political » procedure.
Pahimi Deubet was arrested by police on Sunday on a complaint from the State Inspectorate General, according to police spokesman Colonel Paul Manga, who was questioned by AFP. Current Secretary General of the Chairmanship of Chad, with the rank of Minister of State, Mr. Pahimi Deubet was Prime Minister from 2013 to 2016 and several times Minister.
For his advice, there is no doubt that the arrest of his client has political hints. « We knew it was a political issue, we expected that, we are calm, we expect justice to be done and we have the legal means to defend ourselves, » said Kagonbe.