Breaking:Gabon Senate President, Faustin Boukoubi,Arrested at His Home

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The President of the National Assembly of Gabon, Faustin Boukoubi, was arrested at his home on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, following the arrest of ousted President Ali Bongo and his son, Omar Bongo Ondimba.

Boukoubi is a close ally of Bongo and has been a key figure in the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG). He was appointed Speaker of the National Assembly in 2019.

The arrest was made by agents of the Gabonese National Police on charges of corruption and embezzlement.

Watch Video of the arrest here:

Meanwhile, Thousands of Gabon citizens and residents have stormed streets celebrating the military coup in their country.

It was reported earlier that dozens of Gabonese soldiers appeared on television on Wednesday morning and announced they were “putting an end to the current regime” and the cancellation of an election that, according to official results, President Ali Bongo Ondimba won.

Videos of Gabonese marching through the streets showed jubilant residents waving their national flag and thanking their military for liberating them.

A Twitter user with the Twitter handle @MuchTalksBlog1 who shared the video described the mood of the Gabonese as that of an overwhelming job.


“Gabonese are currently out on the streets celebrating and thanking their military for liberating them. The joy is overwhelming.”

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