Article made by our correspondent Fatou Dieng from Dakar
Serigne Bassirou Guèye’s replacement is now known, this Monday, November 22, 2021. He then joined on secondment to the Presidency of the Republic. He was replaced by Judge Amady Diouf after more than eight years of loyal service.
It is confirmed that Judge Amady Diouf took the place of Serigne Bassirou Guèye in the Superior Council of the Judiciary, the latter held the post of Public Prosecutor since 2013. He thus ceded his chair to the president of the Prosecution Chamber in Dakar.
Serigne Bassirou Guèye, the successor of former prosecutor Ousmane Diagne, was at the heart of many political-judicial issues in Senegal, especially during 2018. We still remember the case of Aïda Ndiongue, former senator of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS,) the opposition political party of former President Abdoulaye Wade. The Commission of Inquiry of the Court of Repression of Illicit Enrichment (CREI) had rendered a decision dismissing the case. The file of the former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Ababacar Sall who had been sentenced to 5 years in prison in the case of the advance fund of the city hall of the Senegalese capital. We can still remember the case of the $10 billion scandal brought to light by the English channel CNN through an investigative documentary in 2019, this scandal directly implicated Aliou Sall, the brother of the President of the Republic Macky Sall. Often criticized, especially by the opposition, Serigne Bassirou Guèye holds the longevity record in this strategic position where political court cases are handled.
His new replacement Amady Diouf was until then, President of the Prosecution Chamber at the Court of Appeal in Dakar. He has 30 years of seniority in the Senegalese judiciary.