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Central African Republic: arrest of anti-balaka leader Eugène Ngaïkosset

AA / Peter Kum

Captain Eugène Barret Ngaikosset, anti-Balaka leader, was arrested on Saturday at PK22 in CAR and transferred to the headquarters of the research and investigation section (SRI) in Bangui, the Anadolu Agency learned from the Central African authorities.

Eugène Barret Ngaikosset alias “Boucher de Paoua”, was arrested by the presidential guard during the inaugural ceremony of the main logistics base of the Central African Armed Forces (Faca) chaired, Saturday, by the Central African president at PK22 in the village Liton on the road from Damara.

“While the President of the Republic was expected for the inauguration ceremony of the main logistics base, the army captain prosecuted by the ICC (International Criminal Court) for crimes committed in the northern part of the country, was seen in military uniform on the scene, while he was not part of the military device to secure the said ceremony, “Arnaud Djoubaye Abazene told Anadolu Agency.

In a report published on December 17, 2015, the UN Security Council stressed that Mr. Ngaïkosset is one of the main perpetrators of the violence that erupted in Bangui at the end of September 2015.

“He and other anti-balaka fighters joined forces with ex-Séléka rebels in order to destabilize the transitional government of the Central African Republic,” the report noted.

On October 8, 2015, the Central African authorities announced the opening of an investigation into Ngaïkosset and others for their participation in the violence perpetrated in Bangui in September 2015.

Captain Ngaïkosset and his co-defendants were mentioned by name for their “flagrant behavior, which constitutes an attack on the internal security of the State, conspiracy, incitement to civil war, civil disobedience, hatred, and complicity ”.

The Government had instructed the competent judicial authorities to initiate an investigation in order to find and arrest the alleged perpetrators and accomplices.

When the Seleka coalition entered on March 24, 2013, the date of the fall from power of François Bozizé, Captain Eugène Baret Ngaïkosset took refuge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He then found himself in Cameroon in November and will be caught up in his race by justice in Congo-Brazzaville where he will be arrested and put in prison with his younger brother for 2 years, from December 1, 2013.

He was released and deported to the Central African Republic on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

When he got off the plane, Captain Baret Ngaïkosset was systematically taken from Bangui M’Poko airport to the SRI, where he will disappear from this place of detention on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in unclear circumstances.

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