Senegal : Lawmakers Revoke Ousmane Sonko’s Parliamentary Immunity

Senegal’s National Assembly revoked the parliamentary immunity of a leading opposition figure. The leader of Pastëf, Ousmane Sonko, is now in the line of sight of the country’s justice system, as he is accused of rape by Adji Sarr.
Ousmane Sonko’s case was tabled today before Parliamentarians after State prosecutors filed a motion for revocation of his parliamentary immunity.
Early this month, Senegalese woke up to the troubling news of Ousmane Sonko being accused by Adji Sarr, a ‘massage therapist’ tied to Sweet Beauté, a Dakar-establishment dealing with cosmetic treatments and massage.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday, the Pastëf leader took the gloves off, and said the rape case is part of a political cabal mounted by Macky Sall regime with the view to putting an end to his political career.
“I cannot respect Macky Sall if he doesn’t respect me,” he lashed out. “Nobody has the ability to detail the project we’ve started.”
In an interview with Radio France Internationale (RFI), President Macky Sall denied having any link with a case that continues to provoke a wave of dissatisfaction in the country.
“I have more important issues to deal with,” he said in an attempt to shutdown growing speculations.
Written by Abdoulie John
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