After disembarking Francis Sossa Adjakly (father), Coordinator of the Petroleum Product Price Fluctuation Monitoring Committee (CSFPP) from the very beginning of this alleged financial scandal in the importation of petroleum products, the Togolese government will take a new step.
According to Komlan Kondo, the new coordinator of the CSFPP, the minister in charge of trade “gave instructions” for audits to be carried out “in order to restore the truth” .
The affair commonly known as the “Pétrolegate” or “Adjakly Affair” was brought to light by the Alternative , an investigative newspaper close to the opposition. It would relate to financial embezzlement orchestrated by the Adjakly, father and son, a family having, according to this written press, kept control over the State’s foreign orders for petroleum products for several years. The amount of this concussion could reach 400 to 500 billion FCFA, and Vitol, world leader in energy trading, of which Fabrice Adjakly (son) is an agent, is cited there several times.
For Komlan Kondo, “if there is embezzlement, the authors will be prosecuted in accordance with the texts in force”
Faced with these accusations that he refuted, Fabrice Adjakli preferred to file a complaint against the paper media for defamation, demanding compensation of 5,000,000 FCFA and the destruction of copies of the newspaper put up for sale as well as the removal of articles on the sites. web.
Source: Agence Ecofin