The man accused of trying to kill Mali’s interim President, Assimi Goita has died in custody. Recall that the suspect whose identity has not been revealed, was taken into custody following the assassination attempt at Bamako’s Grand Mosque on Tuesday, July 21.
While Goita was whisked away by his security officials and later appeared on state TV to say he was doing “very well”, his attacker, a young-looking man dressed in jeans and a white shirt, was apprehended at the scene and taken away by the Malian intelligence services.
Sources who told AFP that he was never presented before judicial authorities, revealed that he is a teacher but never elaborated. Commenting on death of the suspect, the government said in a statement on Sunday July 25;
“During investigations… his health deteriorated and he was then hospitalised but unfortunately, he has died.”