opponent Guy Nzouba-Ndama arrested at the border with

The former president of Gabon’s National Assembly, Guy Nzouba-Ndama, was arrested on Saturday, September 17, with suitcases full of banknotes, or more than one billion CFA francs, according to the government newspaper L’Union. Having defected to the opposition since 2016 after slamming the door on the ruling party, Guy Nzouba-Ndama was placed in police custody in Franceville (South-East), after being arrested at the border between Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville. The case is controversial on social networks.

as reported from Libreville, Yves-Laurent Goma.

That video quickly flooded social networks: we see Guy Nzouba-Ndama in front of his SUV, with four suitcases placed in the back, and gendarmes forcing the padlocks. Inside: stacks of 10,000 CFA franc notes by the hundreds of thousands.

How many were there in all? According to the government newspaper L’Union, the opponent carried 1.19 billion CFA francs (or 77 million euros) when he returned from a short stay in Congo-Brazzaville. He was then taken to a police station where he was arrested.

Released According to Gabon’s Press Agency, he was released overnight and his money was also returned to him. He would have returned to Koulamoutou, his political stronghold. At the moment, the authorities are silent on this matter. As his party, the Democrats.

Where did all this money come from and what was it intended for? So many unanswered questions at the moment. At the age of 76, Guy Nzouba-Ndama is one of them potential candidates in the presidential elections scheduled for next year.

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