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Equatorial Guinea: Commander Who planned to overthrow Obiang Nguema arrested in Douala

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The commander of the commando to overthrow Obiang Nguema of power was arrested in Douala last Friday.

The identity of the former senior officer at the head of the heavily armed commando to chase Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbazogo from power in Equatorial Guinea last Thursday is finally known. This is the general deserter of the Chadian army Mahamat Kodo Bani. From 1990 to 2005, the former high-ranking Chadian army mercenary today serves in the Chadian presidential security services. In November 2008, he deserted the regular army of his country to join that of the UFCD (Union of Forces for Change and Democracy).

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, he escapes the police in Kyé-Ossi, abandoning his driver and his vehicle while traveling to Equatorial Guinea at the head of a heavily armed commando to chase Obiang Nguema from power in Mengomo. The coup was scheduled for last Thursday while President Obiang Nguema Mbazogo was staying in his hometown. 40 mercenaries of nationalities Chadian, Central African and Cameroon were arrested the same evening in Kyé-Ossi in hotels in the city. Their arsenal of war will were as well seized.

Sergeant Abossolo, Equatorial Guinean

Among the putschists arrested. Sergeant Abossolo, a deserter of the Equatorial Guinean army in 1983. He moved to the United States in 2000. This man who is presented as one of the brains of the coup d’etat missed last week is from Mengomo as President Obiang Nguema Mbazogo. He arrives in Cameroon on December 5, 2017. After the arrest of the putschists, then led to Ebolowa, Henrik Walter Elouna, head of the regional division of the judicial police of the South bribed the driver of the commander of the commando to hunt down the latter .

This is how his wife was arrested in Yaounde Thursday evening, while the general on the run was already in Douala. After a serious man hunt, the poultice caught him at a popular prostitute joint in Douala on Friday in possession of large sums of money. He wad presented to the governor of Littoral region Dieudonné Ivaha Diboua, whom he recognized and called chief. The two men met when the current governor of the Littoral region was governor in the East at the height of the Central African crisis.

On instructions from Martin Mbarga Nguélé, who followed the operations very closely, the rebel general was taken to Yaoundé where he is currently being held pending his extradition to Chad where he is actively sought by Idriss Déby Itno or to Guinea Equatorial where Obiang Nguema absolutely wants his head. As for the 40 other mercenaries exploited in Ebolowa, they were taken to Yaoundé on Saturday, December 30, 2017 by the police. They are currently kept in the GSO Special Operations Group.

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