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Murder of a Frenchman in Côte d'Ivoire: the alleged shooter "neutralized by the police"

2022-08-10T13:38:49.793Z

Last month, a 31-year-old Frenchman was shot dead one evening by two armed individuals as he was returning home to Abidjan.



The alleged perpetrator of the mid-July murder of a Frenchman in Côte d'Ivoire was "neutralized" on Monday by the police, according to a press release from the public prosecutor of Abidjan published on Wednesday by the Ivorian press.

“The investigations, as well as the hearings of witnesses, made it possible to arrest” Monday “one of the defendants”, indicates the press release.

"On the latter's indication", the police went to the Adjamé district in Abidjan to "proceed with the arrest" of a "second thug", specifies the prosecutor.

At the sight of the police, he shot them and "the response made it possible to neutralize him", continues the press release.

The alleged accomplice must be brought before the Abidjan Criminal Court on Wednesday "to answer for the acts of theft committed at night in a meeting, with the carrying of weapons and violence resulting in death".

The man “incurs life imprisonment”.

Investigation opened for "intentional homicide"

The facts date back to last month.

On the night of July 17 to 18, this 31-year-old Frenchman had "been coldly shot by two individuals armed with automatic pistols (…) after dinner in a restaurant" as he was returning home with a friend in Abidjan, reminds the prosecutor.

They had been followed by the two men riding a motorcycle who stole "various objects" from them, but before fleeing, one of them opened fire, killing one of the young Frenchmen, he said. .

An investigation for "voluntary homicide" was opened in Paris after this murder, entrusted to the Central Office for the Suppression of Violence against Persons (OCRVP).

According to the daily Le Télégramme, the victim, originally from Brittany, worked for Bouygues Construction and arrived in Côte d'Ivoire in September 2018 as the main engineer on the Abidjan metro site.

Source: leparis

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