After his hearing, Pastef leader Ousmane Sonko gave a press conference on Friday, November 4, 2022. He largely went back on his hearing at the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Dakar by denouncing the “conspirators”. Indicted since March 2021 for rape and death threats against a young masseuse on behalf of Adji Sarr, the regime’s number one opponent who has already declared his candidacy in the 2024 presidential election, denounces a plot and says he has evidence to prove it.
It was the day after his hearing that the leader of Pastef Les Patriotes Ousmane Sonko, candidate for president in 2024, addressed the press. In the Sweet Beauty case, he denounced “an ill-conceived plot” in the Sweet Beauty case, a court case that has followed him for a year. “Serigne Bassirou Gueye, the prosecutor of the time, disguised, manipulated, deteriorated, a central piece in a file, namely the preliminary investigation conducted by Captain Omar Touré and Captain Diouf, He manipulated the findings of this report to introduce evidence against me and subtract evidence from it. There is nothing more serious. It is a package deal”.
In his press conference, Ousmane Sonko claimed to have refused to do a DNA test as part of the procedure. ‘You have no proof, you want me to give my blood to plotters?’, ‘My blood, you’ll never get it’.
In addition, the candidate in the presidential election of 2024 assured that he would file a complaint against the former prosecutor of the Republic Serigne Bassirou Guèye who according to him modified a report of investigation of the gendarmerie on this judicial case. “We decided on Monday, please God, to file a complaint in the criminal court against Mr. Serigne Bassirou with supporting evidence,” he said.
Ousmane Sonko has been under judicial control since March 2021 following a complaint filed by a masseuse on behalf of Adji Sarr who accused him of repeated rape and death threats, facts he has always denied by denouncing a plot against him.