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Friday, 26 December 2014

Ivory Coast ex-First Lady on trial

The trial has begun in Ivory Coast of the ex-first lady, Simone Gbagbo, 65, for her alleged role in post-election violence five years ago, the BBC reports
The wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo has been charged along with 82 supporters of her husband. Mr Gbagbo is awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity.
Some 3,000 people died in violence after the ex-president refused to accept defeat in a run-off vote.
Mrs Gbagbo, who had been held under house arrest for three years, has been charged with "attempting to undermine the security of the state".
Former prime minister Gilbert Ake N'Gbo and Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) party head Affi N'Guessan are also being tried along with the former first lady.
Her husband, ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, is facing four charges at the ICC in The Hague, including murder, rape and persecution. Mr Gbagbo, 69, who insists he is innocent, is the first former head of state to have appeared at the ICC.
Mrs Gbagbo has also been accused by the ICC but Ivory Coast has refused repeated requests to hand her over, saying that she should be tried in a domestic court.
She was arrested in 2011 after troops stormed a bunker in which she and her husband had taken refuge, following a military assault on their residence in the main city, Abidjan.
Violence broke out in Ivory Coast in 2010 when Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede power to his rival Alassane Ouattara, who was declared the winner of a presidential poll.
The West African leader was ousted in 2011 with the help of French and UN forces backing President Ouattara.
Proceedings at Mrs Gbagbo's trial on Friday were expected to be limited to jury selection, with hearings beginning properly next month.

65 comments:

D J STELCH said...

Nawa ooooo, she has to dance to tone of her husband's less she dies like Stella ...........NJO...

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Cecilia Onajobi said...

Let justice prevail

Peero said...

Y would she be involved in such a tin?#whatpoliticsdoestopeople

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cynthia cynthia said...

Mmmmmm this big serious.


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Neks said...

>>>> Politicians and their greed, let them dance to their own music now. <<<<

Olapeju Oluwamuyiwa said...

THATS JUSTICE COMING FOR THE UNRULY...AKA...WELCOME JUSTICE

Anonymous said...

Ok

Maxwell Akalonu said...

Hope dey get prosecuted by the law..unlike this shit tag country Nigeria, where the leaders are above the law.. immunity my ass

christie benjamin said...

After 5years its now they wanna charge her.....okay na
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Jules Louis said...

This can never happen in Nigeria. Bribery and corruption is just too much.

Henry Eze said...

Please they shld free her joor....its not easy for a woman to commit such crime....it takes alot....i refer to her as a courageous woman....

Henry Eze said...

Please they shld free her joor....its not easy for a woman to commit such crime....it takes alot....i refer to her as a courageous woman....

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charm blue said...

Quest for power

carlos iyke said...

First it was president of Kenya, now first lady of ivory coast. The funny part is that they don't have much evidence against them.
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carlos iyke said...

First it was president of Kenya, now it's first lady of ivory coast. The funny thing is that they don't have much evidence against them.
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Oshiomah Victor said...

Her Husband really dealt with Ivorians. Take her in Abeg!

ary said...

Shouldn't Buhari be charged too, at least for making the instigating comment, 'there will be blood'. Surely he is eligible for trial at the ICC.

Anonymous said...

It is well

kate Isangha said...

Hmmmmm......... Hope justice takes place

destinysweet said...

All na politics

jimoh ayuba said...

Na wa OooooOooo

chimmy onyewuchi said...

Her time is up

Ruth Roland said...

Hmm I hope justice prevails coz most times like in Nigeria,dis fellas get away nd r never prosecuted! God help the world!

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Good for them


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Sugarvie said...

JUSTICE!!!! Nigeria should learn from this! # SUGAR's OPINION#

Anonymous said...

Ds henry Eze is just a goat! Go and pass waec b4 coming here to drop stupid comments! Anuofia!

@MEETDREALEVANS said...

Mama Peace tk note...ur husband can lose while in Aso Rock




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Anonymous said...

Behind every successful man, there is a woman, and beside him is a bottle of .....(the old school of 70s here will know); but it now seem that, around every unsuccessful man there is a woman and beneath him is another woman!

emy zeal said...

Na for better for worse,husband and wife will dance to jail together,what a happy ending**EMZEALLOUS**

Anonymous said...

Power drunk people. Yes people should be responsible for their actions.

Anonymous said...

We need dis kind of justice in niger.

Anonymous said...

I don't see this happening in Nigeria. I'm not suggesting that it should. We should Patiently await the outcome of this trial. Patience is the key because there is God. Madam, Peace be unto you.

funmi care said...

Dis can't happen in Nigeria

Anonymous said...

I don't see this happening in Nigeria. I'm not suggesting that it should. We should Patiently await the outcome of this trial. Patience is the key because there is God. Madam, Peace be unto you.

chocolate said...

Hmmmmmmm dis is serious,no b small tin

Zükk3i said...

This is all politics. Quattara has made a deal with France and the UN, who have nothing to gain by supporting Gbagbo. Oyibos only interfere in governments when there is profit for them not for humanitarian purposes.

Nnenne George said...

Have u considered your mother? I think her pu**y should be juicier. Anu ofia!

Amaka Faith said...

I wish this will happen in naija

Chikaodili Ndife said...

Power can make you or mar you

Anonymous said...

i hope patience and her husband are watching, jokers!

snowflix said...

Nobody should be above the law so let her face the law #onelovefromSnow#

chaarly said...

Gbagbo her husband did not lose the election. The point was that, France wanted the opposition to win because Gbagbo kept on opposing the French influence in his country and other francophone nations. France helped rig the election to the opposition favour, and Gbagbo refused to accept it. France relies on the economy of the french colonies to survive, while the citizens of this African countries remain poor and their cities remain underdeveloped.

Obed Nwafor said...

Ok na time to go face the music u played.UWA DI OMIMI....AMA NDI ANA EZE.

Wild child said...

Your brain must be really smooth

Anonymous said...

All African Leaders who want to be life president will always end up in disgrace.She should face trial for her offenses like any other individual.

ebonyz... said...

Justice should be done

lucky chukz said...

Gbam!

naija rebrander said...

@ Chaarly, are you from there? and why that long for justice to take place huh? there is God oooh!


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JP said...

After all nobody is above the law.

Yemi Ijeoma said...

Lol! Nnenne u av finished him!

Yemi Ijeoma said...

Too Bad! It's time to reap d fruits of her labour. Smh!

Richard Afon Yinkå Ray said...

3,000 dead and she's alive including her husband. Justice should be take.

ngbede gabriel said...

Hope Mama peace is reading this? If Oga Jonah no win make she better park well!

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Mercy Paul said...

One thousand likes for this your comment. Unfortunately, Nigeria is a lawless country.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Her altrocities were more than her hubby own if not it wouldn't b d case of she b wanted. #Royal Priesthood#

Kelvin Jackson said...

Well...

Valentine Nkume said...

its a pity when sworn into power, they swear to protect the citizens buh how can they do that when they slaughter them#nothinglastsforever

Obaji Benice said...

Hmmm! Madam c'est domage! Ca va aller!

Kelvin Jackson said...

OK...

Anonymous said...

No one is above the law! Whether in 20yrs to come, all ye corrupt politicians will surely pay for reducing Nigeria to this state. Ii have hope dat day will surely come. So mama peace advice ur hubby to buy as many warships as possible, as Nigeria dey una pocket! You'll surely not go unpurnished

chaarly said...

@Naija brand: ask an average ivorian about this news, and they will tell you the true story. Don't take all you read on the news papers and on blogs that the woman committed war crimes. There is a western influence to this powered by France.

chaarly said...

@Naija brand: ask an average ivorian about this news, and they will tell you the true story. Don't take all you read on the news papers and on blogs that the woman committed war crimes. There is a western influence to this powered by France.

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