Togo’s imprisoned coup-plotter transported to Gabon.


A lawyer representing the half-brother of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé, who has been imprisoned since 2009 for a failed coup attempt, confirmed that he was transferred to Gabon owing to his bad health.

According to Zeus Ajavon, Kpatcha Gnassingbé was having diabetic treatment at a hospital in Gabon.

“Due to his rapidly deteriorating health, we have repeatedly demanded that he be removed. Thank you for your generosity “Furthermore, he remarked.

Former Togolese defense minister Kpatcha Gnassingbé was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2011 for orchestrating a coup against his half-brother.

In 2009, when he sought to seek refuge at the US Embassy in Lomé, Togo, he was imprisoned.

He has been confined to the military wing of a Lom hospital since June 2021.

Mr. Ajavon disclosed that he had frequently sought a pardon but had never received a response.


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