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Ruslan Obiang Nsue Arrested On Suspicion Of Selling Plane: Where Is Equatorial Guinea President Son Now?

Audiences are keen on Ruslan Obiang Nsue arrest for illegally selling a plane owned by the national airline of Equatorial Guinea.

Ruslan Obiang Nsue is the former secretary of state for sports and youth. Moreover, he is the current director of Ceiba Airport and was first deputy director of Ceiba Intercontinental and then promoted to managing director.

Ruslan, in addition, is the son of Equatorial Guineas’ president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who recently became a buzzing topic after he was accused of the nation’s property illegally.

On January 17, 2023, state television (TVGE) released news revealing Ruslan had been arrested and placed under House arrest on suspicion of selling a plane belonging to the country’s national airline.

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo ruled Equatorial Guinea for more than 43 years and holds the world record for longevity in power for a living head of state, excluding monarchs.

Is Ruslan Obiang Nsue Arrested On Suspicion Of Selling Plane?

Africa News claims Ruslan Obiang Nsue has been arrested and placed under House arrest on suspicion of selling a plane belonging to the country’s national airline on January 17, 2023.

After noticing the missing ATR 72-500 aircraft owned by the National Company Ceiba Intercontinental, the authorities opened an investigation.

The East African confirmed ATR 72-500 is a turboprop developed in the late 1980s by the French-Italian maker ATR with a capacity of up to 74 passengers.

TVGE claimed Ruslan sold the ATR aircraft to the Company Binter Technic, which specializes in aviation maintenance, and is based in Las Palmas, on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

Where Is Equatorial Guinea President Son Now?

Equatorial Guinea President Son, Ruslan Obiang Nsue, was arrested after he was accused of selling a plane that belonged to Government.

Following the investigation, his half-brother, Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, ordered his immediate arrest and handed him over to justice, claiming Ruslan was the person who sold Ceiba’s ATR.

Ruslan background is unprecedented for a member of the presidential family of the tiny oil-rich central African state.

The news of the plane’s disappearance and its alleged sale by Ruslan Nsue sparked national outrage.

How Did Ruslan Obiang Nsue Sell Plane?

News about the airliner’s disappearance, and its suspected sale, emerged in December, triggering a wave of indignation among netizens.

Ruslan made a brief trip to Madrid to present this new association to support sport in Equatorial Guinea. During his stay in Madrid, he met with Jaime Lissavetzky, Spain’s Secretary of State for Sport.

Sources revealed in his meeting with his Spanish counterpart, authorities discussed various issues of common interest with a view to the upcoming African Cup of Nations (CAN 2012) that will take place in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. 

Ruslan also presented the new Foundation for Sports in Equatorial Guinea, a non-profit entity whose purpose is to promote sports activity in the country.

At the event, plaques of appreciation were also delivered to the companies and organizations collaborating with the Foundation, and it ended with a fellowship meal.