MORONI (Reuters) – An ex-president of Comoros, who was put under house arrest on Saturday over his suspected role in a scheme to sell citizenship, has accused the government of putting democracy in danger.
Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi was questioned by investigators on May 15 over his role in the scheme. He was put under house arrest to stop him from inciting his supporters, the interior ministry said.
In a statement on Sunday, Sambi, who is being investigated along with successor Ikililou Dhoinine and 10 officials from both administrations, accused the government of posting soldiers at his gate to restrict freedom.
Sambi, who has denied all the allegations against him, said the actions risked putting off the country’s partners and shaking the faith of foreign investors in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation.