The commander of the anti-terrorism force, Oumar Samaké, was detained in Gendarmerie’s Camp 1. On Friday, he was charged with murder, aggravated assault and battery and fatal beating.
as reported from Bamako, Lamissa Sangare
On Monday, Divisional Commissioner Oumar Samaké went alone to the gendarmerie, at the request of the Minister of Security, Colonel Daoud Aly Mohammedine.
In the morning, the police unions, the department commissioner Oumar Samaké and the Minister of Security had held an emergency meeting on the issue. It was at the end of this meeting, according to a security source, that the minister asked the commander of Forsat to return to prison.
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This time it was at Camp 1 in the Gendarmerie that Samaké was arrested.
On Friday, Commissioner Samaké, who was imprisoned in the central detention center in Bamako under pressure from his police, had been severely criticized by magistrates’ unions, some politicians and even ordinary citizens.
Twenty-four hours later, in a statement read on national television, the government called for calm and urged security forces to respect the rule of law.
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