Police detain son of Senegal ex-president for graft

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Posted: Apr 15, 2013 1:37 PM
Police detain son of Senegal ex-president for graft

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegalese police arrested Karim Wade, the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade, on Monday on suspicion of illegally amassing some $1.4 billion during his father's tenure, his lawyers said.

"They brought him a summons and they forcibly took him away," said Demba Cire Bathily, lawyer for Karim Wade. "It was an arbitrary arrest."

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