Police in Niger have arrested former Prime Minister Hama Amadou on suspicion of corruption.
say Mr. Amadou was arrested Thursday in the capital, Niamey. The
government has accused him of embezzling around $230,000 during his
time in office from 2000 to 2007.
Mr. Amadou was forced to
step down last year after he lost a parliamentary vote of no confidence
related to a separate corruption scandal.
accused him of complicity in a corruption scandal in Niger's education
ministry. Two former education ministers have gone to jail since an
audit found hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds were
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.