Ajavon, Benin politician docked for drugs

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Sebastien Ajavon: charged with drug traficking
Sebastien Ajavon: charged with drug traficking

Prominent Benin politician Sebastien Ajavon was charged with drug trafficking  on Friday, along with three of his workers.

His defence team was made up of 26 lawyers. including Mr. Alain Orounla and Maitre Paul Kato Atita.

The tribunal is composed of Jacques Hounsou as president with  Peter Perfect and  Yehouénou Dassoundo, as members.

Ajavon, who is also one of Benin’s richest businessmen, came third in a presidential election in March.

Detained  a week ago, he denied charges of transporting and trafficking illegal drugs when he appeared before a tribunal in the commercial Cotonou, witnesses said.

A haul of 18 kg (40 pounds) of cocaine was found  by Maritime police last week Thursday  in a shipping container, belonging to his company.

 


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