Central African Republic: French mercenary arrested in Bangui

"Mr. Juan Rémy Quignolot of French nationality, born January 17, 1966, was arrested on Monday May 10 by the security forces in Bangui," Bangui Attorney General Eric Didier Tambo said in a statement to Anadolu.

"At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of important military effects," he said, adding that the suspect was detained at the Central Office for the Suppression of Banditry (OCRB), a special unit for combating crime. crime in the Central African Republic.

The arrest of the Frenchman was confirmed by the security council of President Faustin Touadéra, Valery Zakharov.

“A foreign citizen was arrested in Bangui today with a huge amount of weapons and ammunition. An investigation is underway and the circumstances need to be clarified, ”Russian Valery Zakharov announced in a tweet.

The French diplomatic mission in the Central African Republic has not yet communicated on the subject.