Criminal link suspected in murder of Chad president's son

4th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 4, 2007 (AFP) - French police looking into the murder of Brahim Deby, the 27 year-old son of Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, ruled out a political connection Tuesday and said it was probably linked to crime.

PARIS, July 4, 2007 (AFP) - French police looking into the murder of Brahim Deby, the 27 year-old son of Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, ruled out a political connection Tuesday and said it was probably linked to crime.

Deby was found dead on Monday in a Paris suburb, apparently choked to death with powder from a fire extinguisher.

"It looks as if he was caught in ambush in some kind of criminal underworld affair," an official close to the investigation said.

Closed circuit television footage at the scene in the suburb of Courbevoie show that Deby was attacked by several masked men, investigators said.

The president's son was convicted in June last year on charges of drug and weapon possession after he was detained outside a Paris nightclub carrying a handgun.

During a search of his home, police had found 250 grammes of marijuana and two grammes of cocaine, and he was given a six-month suspended jail sentence.

Following the arrest, the Chadian president signed a decree stripping his son of his post as a technical adviser. He was then widely seen as having fallen out of favour with his father.


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