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By Samuel Owino


Niger’s junta revealed late Sunday that they will prosecute the toppled president, Mohamed Bazoum for treason and undermining the security of the nation.

The new government, through their spokesperson Colonel-Major Amadou Abdramane, said that it had gathered information that it would use to prosecute the ousted president and his local and foreign accomplices.

In any event, the government of Niger has to date gathered necessary evidence to prosecute before the competent national and international authorities the ousted president and his local and foreign accomplices for high treason and undermining the internal and external security of Niger.”

The statement comes as a surprise since the nation was open to dialogues, even with ECOWAS, to solve the crisis in the nation. In another statement by Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, the leader of Nigeria’s Izala Salafist Movement, it said that, Gen Tchiani apologised for shunning the previous ECOWAS delegates.

The president therefore faces a death penalty if convicted. The ousted president’s diet has been poor as he has been fed rice and pasta only stuck in the Palace’s basement with his son and wife.

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