Agbéyomé Kodjo, the main opposition leader and second in the recent Togo presidential election, was released under judicial control that Saturday after he was arrested in Lomé on Tuesday for refusing to appear before the authorities as part of the investigation a suspected crime of attacking state security.
Kodjo, who claims to be the “elected president” and does not recognize the outcome of the February 22 election, in which Faure Gnassingbé was given a fourth term, was arrested by the security forces at his residence in Lomé after he refused to declare for the third time before the National Gendarmerie.
As his spokesman Carmel Max Savi reports, the former prime minister is also at home “as it couldn’t be otherwise because he did not commit any crime”.
The spokesman, quoted by the media IciLomé, has stated that the judicial authorities have forced the President of the Patriotic Movement for Democracy and Development (MPDD) not to make statements. “It is unacceptable and incomprehensible to tell a politician not to speak about the voice won and to silence him,” he defended himself.