Karibu affair, the wife and mother-in-law of Aboubakar Soumahoro are released (but with obligation to sign)

After eight months of house arrest, Liliane Murekatete and her mother, Marie Thérèse Mutkamisindo, respectively wife and mother-in-law of the deputy of the Mixed Group (initially elected with the Greens and Left Alliance) Aboubakar Soumahoro, are no longer in detention. The decision of the Criminal Chamber of the Latina Court arrived today, which accepted the request of the lawyers Lorenzo Borrè and Francesca Roccato to release the two women currently accused in the case of the cooperatives that they allegedly managed fraudulently. However, both women were required to sign daily. Even for Michel Rukundo, Soumahoro's brother-in-law, the protective measure was canceled, which until now in his case consisted of an obligation to stay: he will now have to sign three times a week. The defendants are accused of bankruptcy, public supplies fraud and money laundering.

The cooperative case

Last April, the wife, mother-in-law and brother-in-law of the “last unionist” were brought to justice by the investigating judge of the Latina Court, Giulia Paolini, who had accepted the requests of the prosecutor Giuseppe . Milano. The investigation by the Latina public prosecutor's office focused on the management of public funds granted to the Karibu cooperative and the Aid consortium. According to investigators, the money obtained from the Latina prefecture was used to purchase luxury goods such as clothing, handbags, restaurants and foreign investments, leaving the migrants, for whom these sums were intended, cold and with a lack of food. The investigation began following complaints from some workers at the Karibu cooperative.

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