Ex-Congo Republic opposition leader arrested after months in hiding

By REUTERS
January 11, 2017 03:15

A former opposition leader in Republic of Congo was arrested on Tuesday for arms possession after months in hiding, police said.

Okombi Salissa, who lost last year's election to President Denis Sassou Nguesso, but accused the longtime leader of rigging the poll, had an arrest warrant out against him since December for holding weapons.

"This arrest was made without violence. It is part of an investigation against (Salissa), concerning an attack on state security," the police said in a statement.


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