2 arrested after Guinea treasury chief killed

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Associated Press

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 10:36 AM

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Officials in the West African nation of Guinea say they've arrested two suspects in the case of the killing of the country's treasury chief, who was shot to death nearly two months ago.

Authorities paraded the pair in front of journalists Friday. Aissatou Boiro was killed as she was driving home. She had launched an investigation into the loss of 13 million francs ($1.8 million) which went missing from the state coffers.

The government says the suspects were found with Boiro's computer memory stick and mobile telephone.

The men denied any involvement in her slaying and said a friend had given them the items.

Boiro's colleagues say she had zero tolerance for corruption and was intent on putting an end to the mismanagement of state funds.

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