Gbagbo's ally extradited to I Coast
Charles Ble Goude, the righthand man to ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo, was extradited to Ivory Coast Friday after his arrest in Ghana a day earlier, Abidjan said.
"After a police operation jointly carried out by Ivory Coast and Ghana, Charles Ble Goude was arrested on Thursday in Ghana. He is currently being held in Ivory Coast as part of legal proceedings involving him that are already under way in Ivory Coast," said a joint statement from the Ivory Coast justice and interior ministries.
A former youth minister and powerful orator known for galvanising popular support for Gbagbo, Goude was the subject of an Ivorian arrest warrant for his role in Ivory Coast's December 2010-April 2011 post-election crisis that left at least 3,000 people dead after Gbagbo refused to accept defeat in a presidential election.