Omar al-Bashir, the ousted Sudanese president has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week.
According to the Agence France Presse, AFP, this was made known by a source from his family on Wednesday.
“Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the source said without revealing his name for security reasons.
Bashir was ousted by the army last Thursday after four months of protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The country’s new military rulers had said he was being held “in a secure place”.
Witnesses said there was a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Force outside the prison in north Khartoum.
“There are troops in vehicles mounted with machine-guns near the prison,” a witness told AFP.