The absence of the Minister of State, Minister Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet, did not go unnoticed this Sunday at the Place de la Nation where he was supposed to attend the festivities of the day of freedom and democracy.
Appointed to the judicial police on this holiday of December 1, 2019, the economist by training was heard in N’Djamena until the afternoon following a complaint by the General State Inspectorate (IGE) for financial malpractices. Indeed, this Sunday around 7 o’clock, Kalzeubet received the visit of the director general of the national police who asked him to follow him on the premises of the Judicial Police « without having presented him no summons or warrant to bring « , explained the lawyers of the Minister of State.
Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet is more accurately suspected of « complicity in fraud, abuse of office and attempted misappropriation of public funds », according to the complaint to the Prosecutor General at the N’Djamena Court of Appeal by the General Inspectorate of State. He was finally placed in custody, says a police source. This reveals that the senior official had been followed for « many weeks » in this case.
Nevertheless, the Minister of State was turned towards his new ambitions. His intentions of occupying the perch of the National Assembly, Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet no longer hid them. Before coming to this post, the Minister of State, Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic – who has not yet been removed from office and who benefits from the presumption of innocence – was preparing to fight campaign for the post of deputy, assure his entourage.
The day before the beginning of his legal troubles, the former head of government organized a reception with his wife in one of his gardens, explains a member of the government who does not hide his surprise at this reversal of situation and who ‘excludes the track of the « mounted shot ». This great celebration took place in the presence of many personalities from the political and diplomatic, according to the close entourage of the Minister of State.
This Sunday, his lawyers Maitre Alain Kagonbé and Maitre Fauta Laye Karimi denounced a « cabal against Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet in retaliation for a denunciation ». An opinion shared by others of his former or current colleagues who put forward his « selflessness at work. »
At the IGE, it is explained that it is not exactly reproached the fact of embezzlement against Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet but « attempt to embezzlement of public funds », in addition to « complicity in fraud and abuse of function « . The Inspectorate considers that « Kalzeube Payimi Deubet knowingly acted intentionally, in the performance of his duties to want to obtain an undue advantage for the benefit of a person ». « This means that Kalzeube Payimi Deubet wants the person to be paid as quickly as possible, » according to the Inspection.
According to an adviser to the head of state, « the President of the Republic is aware well before this story.If Kalzeubet Pahimi has not yet been removed from office, it is that the evidence is not not yet consolidated and that there are doubts, unlike the former director general of the National Office for the Promotion of Employment, Fayçal Hassan Hissein « , replaced from his post there are six days and questioned following a complaint from the IGE.
Considered as the coordinator of government action, Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet was appointed to his post as Minister of State, Minister Secretary General to the Presidency of the Republic under a decree of 11 May 2018. Appointed Prime Minister on 21 in November 2014 by President Idriss Déby following the resignation of Joseph Djimrangar Dadnadji, he notably held the positions of Minister of the Civil Service, Justice, Communication, Governor of Chari-Baguirmi and Bahr El- Ghazal, cabinet director of the president and general manager of Coton Tchad.