The Gabonese government has dismissed the information published by international whistle-blowing group Wikileaks over late President Omar Bongo’s alleged embezzlement at the Bank of Central African States (BEAC).
In a statement issued Thursday night in Libreville, the Gabonese government denounced “the information relayed by the French public media and according to which the late president would be responsible for embezzling an estimated 30 million euro made on the accounts of the BEAC, based in Yaounde, Cameroon. “
The Gabonese government described the allegations as “ridiculous and inappropriate”, and that the management of State resources placed at the BEAC is fully delegated to the institution by Member States of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).
It said the “grossly erroneous” information seeks only to “tarnish the memory of Omar Bongo”, and threatened to take a legal recourse