Omar al-Bashir was formally charged him with illicit possession of foreign currency and corruption [AP]
The 75-year-old, who was toppled in April in the wake of mass protests against his three-decade rule, made the statement on Saturday after a judge formally charged him with illicit possession of foreign currency and corruption.
The offences could put al-Bashir behind bars for more than a decade.
Questioned in court for the first time, al-Bashir said he used the money for donations and not for his own benefit.
Sitting in a metal cage in the court in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, al-Bashir said: “My office manager … received a call from