Two opponents were arrested on monday 16, September 2019,in Ouagadougou while they were there to exchange with some personalities. After several hours of questioning in front of Burkina Faso’s security services, Sabi Sira Korogone and his companion Experience Tebe were released.
According to Experience Tebe, the resolution of this unexpected situation was possible by the grace of some personalities including nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari whom he personally thanked. “This is the occasion to adress a special thank to his Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria Federal Republic for his personal involvement in the resolution of this unfortunate incident,” he said. He also addressed his words of thanks to Boni Yayi, Nicephore Soglo and Komi Koutche.
It should be noted that Sabi Sira Korogone and Experience Tebe have recently led an opposition youth movement. Concerning Sabi Sira Korogone, he was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment following a political demonstration in which he made remarks deemed “regionalist” by the courts.