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Chad: Several members of Hinda Déby Itno’s family are suspects in a murder case

By Jeune Afrique

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Posted on December 22, 2021 11:46

Firefox_Screenshot_2021-12-22T09-24-30.912Z Hinda Deby Itno at the Musée d’Orsay, November 2018 © Ian Langsdon/AP/SIPA
Hinda Deby Itno at the Musée d’Orsay, November 2018 © Ian Langsdon/AP/SIPA

Following the murder of a Chadian colonel, six people are being held in custody on the premises of the intelligence agency. Among them are relatives of former president Idriss Déby Itno.

Six people have been held in custody at Chad’s Direction des Renseignements Généraux since 17 December. According to our information, they are being detained within the context of an investigation that was launched at the request of Souleyman Abakar Adoum, the minister of public security, and entrusted to the Renseignements Généraux, led by Baba Laddé, and Ahmed Kogri’s Agence Nationale de Sécurité (ANS).

The aim of the investigations and interrogations is to clarify the circumstances and reasons for Colonel Nousradine Khamis Hassaballah’s death, which occurred on 9 December in N’Djamena. On that evening, he was shot twice in the centre of the capital, while in his vehicle.

Two of Hinda Déby Itno’s brothers

Investigators believe that the murder could be linked to a property dispute between the victim and certain relatives of former first lady Hinda Déby Itno. In fact, Ahmat Khazali

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