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Ivory Coast’s Former First Lady, Simone Gbagbo Dead?; Her Lawyer Clears The Air


Dadje Rodrigue, the lawyer of former first lady Simone Gbagbo, has denied rumors about the death of her client, saying she is “alive and well”.

“Rumors make believe the death of the First Lady, Mrs. Simone Ehivet Gbagbo. It is not so because she is alive and waiting eagerly to return home free, said Sunday Dadjé Rodrigue on his Facebook page.


Since the beginning of the weekend, information that the wife of Laurent Gbagbo has lost his life has been around social networks.


Ms. Gbagbo’s lawyer has stepped up to put an end to this false news.

She was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for insecurity, and former President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife was reportedly being held at the gendarmerie school.

She has not appeared in public since her second trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity after which the Assize Court declared her not guilty.

However, it is not unknown that Ms. Gbagbo has a very fragile health.

In July 2016, she was even interned at the International Polyclinic Sainte Anne-Marie (PISAM), following a malaise.

This episode had created in his time, an incident between the defense of the former Ivorian first lady and the judicial administration.

Since Saturday, the news of the death of Simone Gbagbo, 68, wife of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo (currently tried by the ICC for crimes against humanity), spread gradually on social networks.

Judged for nearly 10 months by the Assize Court of Abidjan for “crimes against humanity”, Simone Gbagbo, had been acquitted at the end of March 2017 by the Ivorian justice.


Written by How Africa

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