Published: 10:56, November 5, 2023 | Updated: 10:57, November 5, 2023
Former leader of Guinea's military govt recaptured
By Xinhua

Guinea's former military ruler Captain Moussa Dadis Camara holds a press conference on May 11, 2015 from his exile place in Ouagadougou. (PHOTO /AFP)

CONAKRY - Former leader of Guinea's military government Moussa Dadis Camara, who escaped from the central prison in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, Saturday morning, has been recaptured, announced Ibrahima Sory Bangoura, the chief of Staff and General of the Armed Forces of the Guinean transitional government.

Ibrahima Sory Bangoura confirmed in an official press release that Moussa Dadis Camara is safe and sound and is now back in the central prison of Conakry, while two other fugitives, Colonel Moussa Tiegboro Camara and Colonel Blaise Gomou, are also recaptured and brought back to the prison.

The Attorney General at the Court of Appeals in Conakry has issued instructions to initiate proceedings for serious charges against all four detainees who were exfiltrated Saturday from the central prison by an armed commando

All measures are taken to find the last fugitive Commander Claude Pivi, he said.

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According to a statement released by the Ministry of Justice, the Attorney General at the Court of Appeals in Conakry has issued instructions to initiate proceedings for serious charges against all four detainees who were exfiltrated Saturday from the central prison by an armed commando.

These detainees included Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, the former transition president, Colonel Moussa Tiegboro Camara, the former minister in charge of tackling organized crime and grand banditry at the presidency, Blaise Gomou, a former member of the anti-drugs squad and Commander Claude Pivi, the former minister responsible for presidential security.

Moussa Dadis Camara launched a coup on Dec 23, 2008, and became the leader of the military government. He lost power in January 2010 and went into exile abroad.

He returned to Guinea in December 2021 and was subsequently accused of violently suppressing the protests that took place in Conakry on Sept 28, 2009, resulting in the deaths of more than 150 people and more than 1,000 injuries.

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Moussa Dadis Camara, along with two other military officers, was detained in the prison in the Kaloum commune.