File: Omar al-Bashir served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 before stepping down on Thursday, 11 April 2019.
KHARTOUM - Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir has admitted he received 25-million US dollars from Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince.
But is denying he used it for his benefit.
Al-Bashir has appeared before a Sudanese judge, who formally indicted him on possession of illicit foreign currency, as well as corruption.
A lawyer for Bashir said that his client denied the charges against him and that witnesses for the defence would be presented at the next hearing.
Al-Bashir is currently being held in detention.
The judge denied a request for bail and said a decision on the duration of the detention would be taken at a hearing on the 7th of September.
Sudan's military ousted and arrested al-Bashir in April after months of protests across the country.