Three armed men were arrested in Ghana, reports said on Tuesday, after they were found suspect of plotting to overthrow the Ivory Coast Government.
According to reports, Director of Operations of Criminal Investigations Frank Kwofie said two Ivorians and one Ghanaian possessing AK-47 rifles were arrested in the town of Cape Coast.
Kwofie didn’t offer up more information, but confirmed that the trio had been planning a coup.
He said the suspects were on their way to Accra.
Tension is still rife in Ivory Coast after the nation almost descended into civil war over the results of the 2010 presidential elections. The former President Laurent Gbagbo had refused to concede defeat to Alassane Ouattara, widely believed to have won the elections.
Gbagbo was later arrested in 2011 and power handed over to Ouattara while the former President awaits trial at The Hage for war crimes, but some Gbagbo loyalists have continued to stage attacks against Ouattara’s government.