He took part in the trade union movement and in the fight for the independence in Brazzaville. During that period he was noticed by the president Leon M’Ba and practically familly relationships set up between them.
In September 1990 there were two attempts of coup d’état which were difficult to suppress. The president was involved into oil scandal Elf: one of the head of the company who was sentence to imprisonment stated that all the attributed property wasn’t his property; it was the property of the president Gabon Omar Bongo.
A report about money laundering by foreign officials was published in USA. The name of the president Omar Bongo was there. All told. Practically 85million $ were transited through the fictitious firm’s accounts which were the property of Bongo’s family.