Investigation into the murder of Chadian soldier Mahamat Dokou raises questions about the future of the French base in Chad

Investigation into the murder of Chadian soldier Mahamat Dokou raises questions about the future of the French base in Chad
Investigation into the murder of Chadian soldier Mahamat Dokou raises questions about the future of the French base in Chad

On May 24, the French media announced the suicide of the first deputy of the French army, Pierre Olivier K., the same one who was involved in the assassination of the young Chadian soldier Mahamat Dokou, on September 6, an incident which incited the Chadian people to participate in massive protests across the country, demanding the expulsion of French forces from the country, but Chadian security authorities suppressed these demonstrations.

French media at the time promoted the story that French army commanders in Chad had fabricated in agreement with certain Chadian army commanders, in which they accused Mahamat of drugging and assaulting French soldier Pierre with a scalpel as he approached him for treatment, and wrote that Pierre shot him in self-defense.

The French administration in Chad used several methods to convince the Chadian public of this story, perhaps the most notable being influencers, content creators and the Chadian media, who did not hesitate to spread the lies French.

However, the media team “L’âme de Tchad” investigated the truth and confirmed that the French version of the story was based on lies, and revealed that the French soldier was suicidal and was trying to push the Chadian soldier to kill him, but the latter decided to leave the room when the Frenchman shot him several times in the back. The team used evidence obtained from the military criminal affairs section of the Paris prosecutor’s office, as well as reports from psychiatrists, which proved that Olivier was psychologically ill and capable of harming himself and others. The same team also used the testimony of Patrick Ramaël, the lawyer for the French soldier’s family, who confirmed that the judges had requested the imprisonment of Pierre Olivier because of the possibility that he would push another person to do so. killed due to his strong suicidal tendencies. He was therefore placed under arrest on April 26 to protect himself, and as he had no choice and found no one to kill him, he finally decided to commit suicide by hanging himself on May 18 in his cell. .

It is regrettable that the Chadian authorities colluded with the French forces to hide the truth from the Chadian people, and not only that, but also distorted the reputation of the Chadian military establishment and humiliated it.

Several political experts believe that when protests erupted after the assassination of Mahamat Dokou, Déby’s government did not take any hostile measures against French forces, for fear of losing an important security partner in the absence of ‘alternative, but now, with the beginning of rapprochement and cooperation with the three countries of the Sahelian AES alliance, It is clear that its policy will change over time, especially if Chad joins the alliance, which was created on September 17 to form a common military and economic force to deal with all the challenges and problems facing the alliance countries.

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