ZIMBABWE – It’s been a bad day for the Diack family.
First, Lamine Diack, the Senegalese former head of world athletics body the IAAF was accused of “conspiracy and corruption” in a damning report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).
Shortly afterwards, the international police body Interpol issued a notice calling for the arrest of his son Papa Massata Diack on charges of bribery, money-laundering and corruption.
The notice alerts Interpol’s member countries, which include Senegal where he lives, that he is wanted by French police.
Papa Massata was named alongside his brother Khalil in the Wada report, which accused the pair of trying to extort money from Turkey’s Asli Alptekin Cakir, winner of the Olympic 1500 metres gold medal at London 2012.
The report says that Papa Massata Diack asked the athlete for €650,000 ($700,000, £490,000) to avoid a potential drugs ban.
Last month, he said he totally rejected accusations by French prosecutors that he had any role in alleged extortion and bribery.
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