TGM had reported earlier that Malian President Ibrahim Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and his Prime Minister, Boubou Cissé, were “arrested” late Tuesday afternoon in Bamako by mutiny Soldiers supporting the opposition.
“IBK (President Keita) and his Prime Minister are in an armoured vehicle on their way to Kati”, the military camp on the outskirts of Bamako where the mutiny began in the morning, said another military source in the mutineer camp.
Moments after the news of the arrest went viral, a video showing the moment Mali President was arrested by soldiers for corruption in the West African country emerged on social media.
Watch the video below…
These guys in Bamako, Mali are crazy. They just arrested their President for corruption. ^DoS pic.twitter.com/7aBLnb2y4l
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) August 18, 2020
Meanwhile, several government officials and senior army officers in Mali have been detained in the capital of Bamako and at the nearby military base of Kati, unrest was allegedly caused by the financial demands of the soldiers.