The opponent and leader of Pastef les Patriotes, Ousmane Sonko, received his summons via his lawyer Me Khoureychi Bâ this Monday, March 1, 2021. Accused of repeated rapes and death threats by a young masseuse of 21 years, the deputy should face Mamadou Seck, the judge of the 8th cabinet this Wednesday, March 3 at 9 am.
The long-awaited summons has fallen. With the lifting of his parliamentary immunity by the National Assembly on Friday, February 27, Ousmane Sonko was to be summoned by the judge for his hearing in the Sweet Beauté case. It will finally be Wednesday at 9:00.
However, the leader of Pastef, who came third in the presidential election on 24 February 2019, considers his immunity intact because, for him, the procedure was not respected by the National Assembly. Consequently, Ousmane Sonko appealed to his constitutional right to resist injustice and oppression by refusing to refer to a possible convocation of Judge Mamadou Seck whom he accuses of carrying out the orders of the President of the Republic Macky Sall.
With this summons delivered to his lawyers on Monday, March 1, the central question is whether Ousmane Sonko will agree to be heard by the judge in order to avoid a violent trial whose consequences cannot be measured. In any case, there is every reason to believe that the main opponent of the current regime will appear on Wednesday at 9 am because he has given the approval to his lawyer Me Khoureychi Bâ to discharge the summons of the judge on his behalf. This is what the black dress did before handing the signed paper to Commander Mbengue of the Research Section.
Remember that this Tuesday, March 2, another suspect will be heard as part of the investigation. They are Sidy Ahmed Mbaye, nephew of Maodo Malick Mbaye, political leader affiliated to the ruling party and also Director General of the National Agency of the House of the Tool (ANAMO). Sidy Ahmed Mbaye, 29 years old, is cited in this case as the “carrier” of the complainant, Adji Sarr, the night of the facts.