“Naming blame will not get my brother back to us. Eleven years after the death of Minister Désiré Tagro, his very religious family is only asking for one thing: that his memory be kept alive. What exactly happened passé on April 11, 2011, during the attack on the presidential residence, where he was alongside Laurent Gbagbo? His relatives don’t know. “It won’t bring him back to us,” insists his younger brother, Mathurin Tagro.
[Série] Cold case: when justice and politics do not mix
Spokesperson for Laurent Gbagbo, Minister of the Interior from 2007 to 2010, reputed to be very rough, negotiator of the Ouagadougou agreements in 2007, appointed secretary general of the presidency after the November elections 2010, Désiré Tagro died at the Polyclinique internationale Sainte-Anne-Marie (Pisam) in Abidjan on the morning of April 12, 2011. The video showing this former magistrate, injured in the jaw, unable to speak, mimicking with his right hand the gesture of a shot in the mouth, marked the spirits in Côte d’Ivoire. He was then in the back of a black 4X4, flashing light on the roof, driven by several men in fatigues.