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Former Ivorian Minister Kone Katinan Justin detained in Ghana

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Accra, Aug 26, GNA – A former Ivorian Minister Mr Kone Katinan Justin has been arrested and detained by the Ghanaian security officials.

     Mr Katinan, who was the Minister in charge of Budget and Spokesman of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, was arrested with a warrant signed on the 16th of August 2012 by Ivorian authorities.

     A statement issued in Accra and signed by Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said the arrest was effected on Friday 24th August, 2012 when Mr Katinan who holds a refugee card from the Ghana Refugee Board, returned to Ghana from South Africa

     It said President John Dramani Mahama in accordance with the Ghanaian Constitution has since asked the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to study the extradition instruments and advice accordingly. 

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