This is the first official reaction of the military prosecutor on the attempt to destabilize the Roch Kaboré regime: in a statement received by our editorial office, the military prosecutor’s office said on January 5 that it was “following a denunciation of persons with whom Colonel Barry Auguste Denise Bernard Marie Hamidou interacted “that the latter was arrested on December 29 by the Gendarmerie of Ouagadougou for facts” presumption of breaching the state security “.
A large amount of money was seized, the statement said, noting that Colonel Barry was charged after his first appearance on January 4 and placed under a warrant of committal.
Investigations continue according to the military prosecutor’s office.
Reputed close to former transitional prime minister Yacouba Isaac Zida in exile in Canada, Auguste Denise Barry was head of the Center for Strategic Defense and Security Studies (CESDS).
In 2011, he was Minister of Security under Blaise Compaoré for three months.