Former Prime Minister of Nige Republic, Hama Amadou was jailed on Monday after being held for questioning for three days over his alleged role in post-election violence.

Amadou who is also the country’s opposition leader, faces “many charges” including “complicity” in demonstrations and property damage, prosecutors said, after widespread protests over the results of a presidential election that handed victory to ruling-party candidate Mohamed Bazoum over the opposition’s Mahamane Ousmane.

Other charges included “regionalist propaganda” and “speech inclined to set people against one another”.

More people among the hundreds arrested since the February 21 election had been jailed, the prosecutors said without naming them.


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