Paris - A Paris company that rents out luxury cars is
pursuing former Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade over €350 000 in allegedly unpaid
bills, its owner told AFP on Monday.
Olivier Marqueze-Pouey, the owner of Accompagnement Service,
says he met Wade in 2000 and established his small company on the back of an
exclusive deal to provide the African leader with transport when he was
All went well until Wade lost power in 2012 and moved to the
French capital, where he allegedly continued to use the company's services
"The bills from April to December 2012 add up to €350 000
and it is the equivalent of half our turnover," Marqueze-Pouey said.
"I've lost a lot of money and I have been forced to cut staff."
The company owner started legal proceedings to recover the
money on April 9. Wade was not available to comment while the Senegalese
embassy in Paris said the affair was not a matter for the current government.