UPC President Probed by DIC
Zéphirin Diabré, the president of the Union for Progress and Change (UPC), found himself at the center of attention when he was interrogated by the services of the Criminal Investigations Division (DIC) in Burkina Faso on May 19. The UPC released a statement on May 25 confirming the occurrence of the interview.
According to the National Secretariat for Information and Communication of the UPC, Diabré underwent the interview on the morning of May 19 and later returned home. The exact details and nature of the interview were not disclosed in the statement.
Political Figures, Including Diabré, Komboigo, and Mossé, Interrogated by DIC
Social media platforms buzzed with discussions as news emerged of several political figures being interrogated by the Criminal Investigations Division (DIC). Alongside Zéphirin Diabré, Eddie Komboigo, the president of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP), and Abdoulaye Mossé, president of the Pan-African Salvation Party (PPS), were also reportedly questioned by the DIC.
While specific details regarding the interrogations were not provided, the UPC assured its activists, as well as the national and international public, that they would be updated on any developments that may arise from the situation.
Detentions and Threats of Fire at Mogho Naaba Palace Precede the Hearings
A series of hearings by the DIC followed the recent detention of six individuals connected to threats of fire at the Mogho Naaba palace. The Faso prosecutor at the Ouaga 1 High Court released a statement confirming the arrests and highlighted that the majority of those involved in the case belonged to civil society.
The context surrounding these developments remains unclear, and it is yet to be determined whether the hearings and detentions are directly related. However, the situation has generated significant interest and speculation among the public.