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Vol 54 No 10

Published 10th May 2013

Sierra Leone

Not an honorary consul

The Italian businessman who claims to have been cheated by Ibrahima Bah over gold deals, Vittorio Narciso Ruello, made other interesting connections through Bah in the region. In 2010, Ruello claimed to police, he had asked Bah to get the Sierra Leonean authorities, to whom Bah claimed to be very close, to make him the country’s honorary consul in Mexico. Bah told him this would be impossible but he was well acquainted with the authorities in Guinea Bissau and for US$50,000 he could make him consul.

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