Ivory Coast Opposition Party Chiefs Arrested For Murder

Ivory Coast Opposition Party Chiefs Arrested For Murder

Three opposition leaders in the Ivory Coast are under investigation for insurrection, murder and acts of terrorism after they rejected President Alassane Ouattara’s re-election for a contested third term and vowed to set up a rival government.

Ouattara, 78, won by a landslide in Saturday’s election, pitching the West African country into a political crisis with opponents who he say he violated a two-term presidential limit.

The three opposition chiefs under investigation were Maurice Kakou Guikahue, deputy leader of the main opposition party, who has been arrested, and Pascal Affi N’Guessan and ex-premier Abdallah Mabri Toikeusse.

Shortly after the announcement by the attorney general, former prime minister Affi N’Guessan was arrested from his home sometime between Friday night and Saturday.

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