THE FALL OF FRANCE EX-PRESIDENT

The former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced yesterday to 3 years in prison for corruption charges. Nicolas Sarkozy who is 66 years old was convicted of attempt to bribe a magistrate with a top appointment in Monaco in exchange for information about a criminal enquiry into his party.


However, it is unlikely he will serve a day behind bars because 2 years of his sentence was suspended and there are predictions he will serve his final custodial year at his luxury Paris home as long as he wears an electronic tag.


The court's judgement yesterday marked a fall from grace to grass for a man who ruled France from 2007 to 2012. His wife, Carla Bruni who is 53 years old in support of her husband posted on social media that the fight for truth and justice will prevail.


The judge who gave the ruling, Christian Mee stated that the ex-president knew what he was doing was wrong and his actions had given the public a bad image of justice but the Ex-president denied any wrongdoing and claimed he was a victim of a "witch-hunt" by financial prosecutors.


The Ex-president of France announced he would be appealing the conviction and during the process, he shall remain free. He also faces another court case later this month for illegally financing his 2012 election campaign but he eventually lost the election to Francois Hollande.


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COMMENT

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Tosin Momodu
02 Mar

It's not good to use your power most times for having your way at all cost... but I'm wondering if it isn't actually a witch-hunt on him as the ex-president !?!

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Anthony Eri
02 Mar

It might be.... It might be the work of his political enemies who are fighting tooth and nail to bring him down!!!

19

Ifiok Eso
02 Mar

This is the true evidence of the saying that "no one is above the law" he should be made to face the wrath of the to serve as warning to every other persons..

11

Muhammad Iqbal
02 Mar

He should be punished with severe punishment because he was the man who banned Muslims to worship freely and have their identity as Muslim. He created boundaries for freedom and choice.

20

preview not available Betty Ozemoje
03 Mar

How I wish things like this could happen in Nigeria where bribing and corruption is the order of the day 

20

Anthony Eri
03 Mar

Well I read on the newspaper yesterday where Bola Ahmed Tinubu is about to be tried for corruption and money laundering charges by the new EFCC Chairman. It's a huge step in the right direction if our teeming corrupt leaders will be tried and punished for the evil they have done in our society.

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Vincent Isibor
17 Mar

Now we all know that corruption is not an African thing. Corruption is human.

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