Military officers in Gabon have reportedly uncovered suitcases and bags full of various currencies in the family house of ousted President, Ali Bongo, in the West African country.
Naija News learned that the bags and suitcases of money were found hours after the military took over power following Bongo’s re-election after spending 14 years in power and placed him under house arrest.
It was gathered that the monies were found in Yann Ngulu’s house, the Chief of Staff of the eldest son of the deposed President, Nourredine Bongo.
In the viral video making the rounds on X on Wednesday, the bags could be seen filled with bundles of CFA francs, dollars, and Euros.
His father, Omar Bongo, was in power for 42 years. The Bongo family have been in power for a total of 56 years which led to the coup and has since caused outrage online.
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Below are some of the reactions to the development.
@VivienVivicoko wrote: “This one is too small compared to what is being stashed away by politicians in Nigeria and the public servants!”
@YaoRichard10 wrote: “WHERE ARE these useless groups AU, EU, ECOWAS, and UN? I am sure they must have watched this video by now. How can a leader of the country store such a huge amount of money in his family house while citizens are suffering from hunger?
@AOvadje wrote: “When the people of a nation have nothing else to eat, they will feast on their leaders. This is not a surprise, and it will transcend every African nation. All it requires is time.
“May God help us all to curb our greed when we emerge as leaders in positions of power. Amen.”
@2marts wrote: “It’s really difficult to support this leader, I am very much against Coup, but when you see something like this, one can’t even say anything.”
@NeoLifeNG wrote: “This is very bad for Gabon. A family ruled for 56 years 🤔 o to ge.”
@sodiq_ade4 wrote: “This is a troubling situation; it highlights the potential corruption that has occurred 🤦 Africa, which way?!”
@Jamilusalihuskk wrote: “What is he going to do with these monies, for God’s sake? He can’t even buy his own health with money now. Africa is doomed.
@oniakinola4037 wrote: “Is this money? Come to my country where the Governor, not even the president, leaves a very big room to store money and many other places like septic holes or underground apartments to store money. Be playing.”