Exiled Gbagbo aide arrested

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iol news pic laurent gbagbo AP File image - Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

Abidjan - Police in Ghana have arrested ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's righthand man Charles Ble Goude, who has been living in exile for 18 months evading authorities, sources said Thursday.

“He was arrested this morning at his home in Accra by plainclothes police,” Lia Bi Douayoua, a spokeswoman for pro-Gbagbo exiles living in Ghana told AFP by telephone from Abidjan, adding that he was “now in the hands of Ghana's police.” A source close to the Ivory Coast's government also confirmed the arrest. - Sapa-AFP

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