A military tribunal in Ouagadougou, capital city of Burkina Faso in West Africa has today Wednesday 6th April, 2022, given a life sentence to Blaise Compaore.
The former president of Burkina Faso was sentenced in absentia.
This is the outcome of a court case opened against him and some of his top and close associates last October 2021.
The case was opened against 14 officials including the former president, 3 of the accused have been acquitted while others have been handed prison terms ranging from 3 to 20 years.
He is charged for attacking state security and complicity in the assassination of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in 1987.
The former president is currently in exile in the Ivory Coast.
Mimi Mefo Info