Appearing for the first time on October 19, Moussa Dadis Camara’s former aide-de-camp had promised to make it easy for the judge and to cooperate fully to bring the truth to light. After seven days d’audition (the longest of an accused so far) and nearly fifty hours spent standing, wiping questions from all sides, Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, known as Toumba, lost his initial enthusiasm. He no longer quotes the Koran fluently, much less Mendeleïev.
Guinea: at the helm, Toumba Diakité puts on a show
Prosecuted with ten other co-defendants, including the former putschist Moussa Dadis Camara, he is accused of having participated in the massacre of September 28, 2009 at the Conakry stadium which killed at least 156 people. Toumba Diakité, who rejects the accusations brought against him, turned against his former boss and his henchmen. The accused kept his promise to deliver his share of the truth without language. He made the genesis of the seizure of power by Moussa Dadis Camara in December 2008, on the death of Lansana Conté, recounted anarchic and nepotic management, the circumstances of the massacre and, finally, the fall of the putschist on December 3, 2009.