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Senegal agrees to the extradition of Guinean soldier


A court in Senegal has approved the extradition of Guinean soldier Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite allegedly involved in the 2009 killing of over 150 people in a stadium.

A lawyer representing the soldier, Baba Diop on Tuesday that an appeals court in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, had agreed to send back the fugitive soldier to Guinea.

He said they were awaiting the president’s extradition order to file an appeal before the Supreme Court for abuse of power.

According to the Senegalese law, President Macky Sall would have the final say on the extradition.

The United Nations says 157 people were killed in September 2009 during a crackdown by presidential guards on an opposition rally in Conakry Stadium.

It is claimed that at least 109 women were raped inside the facility and its surroundings.

Witnesses say guards fired on the crowd, beat and arrested opposition leaders during the horrible crackdown.

Diakite, better known as “Toumba,” became famous in December 2009, when he allegedly shot his mentor and Guinea’s coup leader, Dadis Camara, in a dispute over responsibility for the massacre.

Camera escaped the assassination injured and went to Morocco before he settled in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

Diakite was at large until Senegalese authorities arrested him in Dakar on December 16, 2016.

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