test
12.6 C
Nairobi
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Home News Updates SIX ARRESTED AS MADAGASCAR PRESIDENT ANDRY RAJOELINA SURVIVES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

SIX ARRESTED AS MADAGASCAR PRESIDENT ANDRY RAJOELINA SURVIVES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

Madagascan police this week arrested six people, including a foreign national, on suspicion of plotting to kill the president, after months of investigation, officials said.

Andry Rajoelina was sworn in as president of the Indian Ocean island country in 2019 after a hard-fought election and a constitutional court challenge from his rival.

“According to the evidence in our possession, these individuals had devised a plan for the elimination and neutralization of a number of people including the head of state,” the attorney general said in a statement.

It added that investigations were under way and further details could not be disclosed. The arrests were made on Tuesday.

The extent of the plot, or how far advanced, was not immediately clear.

The statement did not specify the nationality of the foreign nationals.

A separate statement by the public security minister on Wednesday said that six people had been arrested: one foreign national, two binationals, and three Madagascan nationals.

“The police had information for several months, but only now was there an opportunity to arrest them,” the statement read.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

How Trump Lost The Winnable trial In Court

The two HUGE mistakes Donald's lawyers made in his hush money case as his 'deny everything, attack everyone' strategy backfires Donald Trump squandered a 'winnable...

Who is Iranians president Ebrahim Raisi, whose helicopter crashed in foggy weather?

Ebrahim Raisolsadati (Persian: 14 December 1960 – 19 May 2024), commonly known as Ebrahim Raisi was an Iranian politician who was the eighth president of Iran from 2021...

Helicopter Carrying Iranian President Crash

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed while visiting a northern region and his condition is currently unknown, Iranian state news agency IRNA...

The President Of Congo DRC Hon. Felix Tshisekedi Survives Death

This morning (19/5/2024) the palace of the Congo was attacked by a group of independent soldiers who had the mission to remove the president...

Recent Comments