Kodjo does not rule out lawsuits against Lomé’s power
Publié le jeudi 5 août 2021, par Gabinho
According to investigations by the NGO Forbidden Stories and a media consortium supported by Amnesty International, at least 300 Togolese numbers have been potential targets of the spyware of the Israeli company NSO Group "Pegasus" used by the regime of Faure Gnassingbé. . They are human rights defenders and journalists, several opponents including the Dynamique candidate Mgr Kpodzro, Dr Kodjo Agbéyomé.
Indeed, the software is used by the regime to spy on all those who represent a threat to the power of Lomé, which was mentioned on July 14 by President Faure Gnassingbé in his statement to the newspaper Le Monde concerning the use spyware, "each sovereign state is organizing itself to face what threatens it with the means at its disposal," he declared.
Among the targeted opponents there are those who find themselves in exile today like Tikpi Atchadam, the president of the Pan-African National Party (PNP) who disturbed the sleep of the regime from August 2017 to January 2019, and the self-proclaimed democratically elected president Kodjo Agbéyomé who finds the use of Pegasus against opponents commonplace.
" That does not surprise me ! If for a electoral competition one can seek to eliminate the winner and bribe people to stay in power, targeting me with Pegasus is a trivial matter ! These are the habits of the house, of using ever more sophisticated means to target political opponents, "Kodjo revealed at Sputnik’s microphone.
And to add, with regard to the lawsuits against the power of Lomé, "I am organizing with my lawyers in this direction. When it comes to the violation of rights I have had my doses with this regime which has lost the sense of honor and dignity. The time will come when these traitors to the nation will pay cash ”.