Reports from Gabon indicate that military officials have uncovered a collection of suitcases and bags containing assorted currencies within the familial dwelling of former President Ali Bongo. This development occurred in the West African nation shortly after the military assumed control of the government subsequent to Bongo’s re-election, which extended his 14-year tenure, leading to his subsequent house arrest.
Sources reveal that the cache of funds was stumbled upon within the residence of Yann Ngulu, Chief of Staff to Nourredine Bongo, the eldest son of the deposed President. The circulating viral video, disseminated on X platform on Wednesday, prominently displays bags brimming with stacks of CFA francs, US dollars, and Euros.
Notably, Ali Bongo’s father, Omar Bongo, held the reins of power for a remarkable 42 years. With a collective family reign spanning 56 years, encompassing multiple generations, the controversial circumstances surrounding their long rule have precipitated an online uproar.
Commenting on the situation, one individual remarked, “Could this really be money? In my homeland, even Governors, not just the President, dedicate entire rooms, secret compartments like septic tanks, and subterranean hideaways to stash wealth. The dynamics are perplexing.”