Political Coordinator Of UPC Rebel Movement Arrested In Central African Republic 

Abdoulaye was arrested on Monday in Bangui and transferred to the research and investigations section of the national gendarmerie.

The political coordinator of the Unite pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC) rebel movement led by rebel leader, Ali Darassa, has been arrested.

Mouddala Abdoulaye was arrested on Monday, Jan. 24, in Bangui the Central African Republic capital and transferred to the research and investigations section of the national gendarmerie.

“Mr. Mouddala Abdoulaye was arrested today January 24, 2022 at 1 p.m. on Charles de Gaulle Avenue in Bangui near the French embassy,” a government official told HumAngle on Monday.

The reasons for his arrest were not known but several sources linked it to rivalry between him and the Minister of Animal Breeding, Hassan Bouba, who is the former political coordinator of the UPC.

Abdoulaye has been living with his family in Kilometre 5 quarter of Bangui for several years.

He is of Chadian origins, the same as Hassan Bouba who has of recent been threatening him with arrest.

“Hassan Bouba has been telling Abdoulaye that his life is in his (Hassan’s) hands and that if he decides, he could get him arrested or killed,” a senior UPC official who opted for anonymity told HumAngle.

“That is exactly what has happened to Abdoulaye now. But after the signing of the political accord for peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic, Abdoulaye was the representative of the UPC in the government of Firmin Ngrebada.”


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