Leaders of the military coup in Niger Republic say deposed President Mohamed Bazoum will be prosecuted for “high treason and undermining the internal and external security” of the country.
Bazoum, 63, has been kept at the president’s official residence since the July 26 coup.
In a statement read out on national television on Sunday, Amadou Abdramane, spokesman of the junta, said Bazoum was granted access to his doctors the previous day and that he was in fine fettle.
“After this visit, the doctor raised no problems regarding the state of health of the deposed president and members of his family,” he said.
“The Nigerien government has to date, gathered the necessary evidence to prosecute the deposed president and his local and foreign accomplices before the competent national and international authorities for high treason and undermining internal and external security of Niger,” Abdramane added.