The verdict of the first trial of Omar Bashir is set to be delivered on Saturday, but civilians are concerned that they will be denied justice as Sudan’s ousted president evades the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In the corruption case, 75-year-old Mr Bashir is accused of illegally acquiring and using foreign currency, after sacks of euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds amounting to £100m were found at his home.

If found guilty he could face more than a decade behind bars. It is just the first in a slew of possible legal proceedings against the former leader, who ruled the country for 30 years, until he was ousted in April.

In May he was also charged with involvement in the killing of protesters, and was summoned last Thursday for questioning over his role in the 1989 military coup which brought him to power.

The ICC issued arrest warrants against him in 2009 and 2010 on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in the war-torn Darfur.