The Guinean soldier Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, known as Toumba, was arrested in Dakar, Senegal after seven years of cavalry.
The Guinean soldier Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, known as Toumba, was arrested in Dakar, Senegal. It was the research section of the Gendarmerie of the capital that carried out this operation. The commander had been on the run since December 2009. Dadis Camara’s aide-de-camp, he had shot and seriously wounded the self-proclaimed president. “Toumba” was also at the time, the head of the presidential guard, the red berets, accused of being responsible for the massacres perpetrated in the stadium of Conakry on September 28, 2009. The soldier was under warrant arrest of International judgment. Details of this arrest after 7 years of cavalry.
The spinning lasted a month. Twelve members of the research section of the gendarmerie worked 24 hours a day. One month of spinning is a long one, but during its seven years of attack, Toumba changed his appearance, notably by getting fat. During their hideouts, the gendarmes took pictures, but when they compared with the archives, a doubt persisted. Very discreet, the ex-soldier lived very close to the great Renaissance statue in a wealthy residential district of the capital, an area difficult to access. His neighbours, interrogated by the gendarmes, knew nothing of his real identity.
To blend a little more into the population, he used a Guinean driving license in the name of Aboubacar Barry. All these precautions put in place by Toumba therefore complicated the work of the 12 members of the research section deployed on this operation. Upon his arrest, Toumba understood that his cavalry was over, he did not resist. The gendarmes did not have the imprint of the fugitive, but he immediately recognized his real identity.
On Friday evening, he was taken to Samba Diery Diallo camp for interrogation. According to information, Toumba refused to explain to the gendarmes how he financed his life in Dakar, if he had in particular support in Senegal or outside. It is now up to the investigating judge to deal with this case, to decide inter alia on a warrant of arrest and, above all, to contact the Guinean judicial authorities who may request his extradition or decide to send judges to Dakar to interrogate Toumba.
Mamadou Dian Donghol Diallo.