Soldiers have been apprehended by the National Gendarmerie’s research division on the orders of the Military Prosecutor, accused of offenses including “military conspiracy, violation of orders, conspiracy against state security, association of criminals, and endangering the life of others.” This information was disclosed by Magistrate Commander Alphonse Zorma, the Military Prosecutor, on Friday, September 8, 2023.
The individuals involved are “Adjudant Windinmalégdé Kaboré, Sergeant-in-Chief Brice Ismaël Ramdé, and former Corporal Sami Dah,” who, according to the military prosecutor’s statement, “readily admitted” their involvement.
Per the prosecutor’s statement, these “military personnel and former servicemen had strategically identified sensitive locations and residences, including that of the Transitional President and certain civilian and military authorities, with the intention of disrupting the Transition process.”
“Currently, three (03) individuals in custody have been arrested and brought before an investigating judge who has examined them and ordered their detention on charges of military conspiracy, violation of orders, conspiracy against state security, association of criminals, and endangerment of others’ lives,” reported Magistrate Alphonse Zorma.
The Military Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that investigations are ongoing to ascertain “all potential implications and legal consequences.”
Furthermore, the Military Prosecutor’s Office encourages anyone possessing information relevant to this investigation to come forward directly or make the information available to the Research Section of the Ouagadougou Gendarmerie.