One of the main opposition figures in Togo, Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson, was arrested over the weekend in the capital Lomé, for what the authorities described as "attacking the internal security of the state".
Public prosecutor, Essolis-sam Poyodi said the arrest follows an investigation, opened after "information showing for some time a plan to destabilize the institutions of the Republic" within the movement to which Ms. Adjamagbo-Johnson belongs.
He added that the investigation revealed that this opponent "was in possession of documents related to the plan to destabilize the country," .
Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson is a member of the opposition movement called "Dynamique Kpodzro".
Former Prime Minister Agbéyomé Kodjo, leader of this movement, who obtained 19.46% of the vote in the presidential election, against 70.78% for Faure Gnassingbé, still disputes these results.
Togolese journalist and political analyst Carlos Amevor explains the real motive of the arrest of Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson.