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Cocaine In Benin: Former Presidential Candidate Arrested!!

The discovery of the drugs, the businessman press conference and former presidential candidate, and his arrest that followed the press conference ignited social networks in Benin, especially WhatsApp network where many rumors in user groups.

The security services told a news conference in the day on Friday, having been warned in the night of Thursday 27 to Friday 28 October 2016 in the presence of a turkey gizzard container containing drugs. The suspect container is not only for the company Cajaf Comon SA Mr. Sebastien Ajavon would have been isolated following the alert. It was after excavations on Friday morning about 18 kilograms of “pure cocaine” worth about nine billion CFA Francs (€ 13,680 million) were discovered.

The man Sébastien Ajavon business was arrested on the evening of Friday by the Company Gendarmerie Maritime Xwlacodji when he had just finished a press conference in Benin Marina Hotel to explain the matter. During his press conference, Sébastien Ajavon denounced a political maneuver that he is a victim. In custody since Friday so Sébastien Ajavon should only be heard on Monday by prosecutors. Meanwhile, some of his employees present during the excavations were also arrested.


This Saturday, a panel of lawyers economic operator gave a press conference in Cotonou in the same hotel where had spoken the day before, Sebastien Ajavon. Facing the cameras and microphones of the national and international press, lawyers have simply denounced arbitrary detention of their client.

Here is the full brief intervention of the spokesman of the collective of lawyers, the Bar Jacques Migan: “According to the prosecution Cotonou, Mr. Sébastien Ajavon must be considered in custody However, we wish to clarify that no. notification of custody or charge not made to him. according to the prosecutor of Cotonou, the investigation was entrusted to the OCERTID (central Office for the suppression of illicit drug trafficking). But until now, our client, Mr. Sébastien Ajavon was not interviewed. in sum, since Friday, October 28, 2016 to 18 hours, Mr. Sébastien Ajavon is deprived of his liberty to come and go so obviously arbitrary. What constitutes a violation flagrant human rights guaranteed by our constitution and the African Charter on human rights and peoples. “

Came third after the first round of presidential elections on March 6, 2016, Sébastien Ajavon was the mainstay of Patrice Talon in the second round of presidential elections. Sébastien Ajavon is also the patron of the National Council of Employers in Benin (NOC). Cajaf Comon SA of which he is the owner of a large food company in Benin. Mr. Ajavon is also owner of the private television station TV Sikka and Sun FM radio channel.


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