Guinea’s former President Alpha Condé could face corruption charges after the junta that overthrew him last year told prosecutors to begin legal proceedings, the AFP news agency reports.
More than 180 others could also be charged.
“You are enjoined… to initiate legal proceedings” for alleged acts of “corruption, illicit enrichment, money laundering, forgery and use of forgeries in public writing, embezzlement of public funds and complicity” against “the legal entities and individuals whose names follow”, AFP quotes a letter by the justice minister as saying.
The military seized power in September last year accusing Mr Condé of rampant corruption and human rights abuses.
He is already facing charges of murder and torture. Officers say that civilian rule will resume in three years.