Three men in Ivory Coast have been found guilty and given life sentences for the 2002 murder of former military ruler Gen Robert Guei, his wife and their body guards. Two of the three were army officers:
General Dogbo Be – former commander of the Republican guard and Anselme Seka Yapo – ex-head of former first lady Simone Gbagbo’s bodyguards. Six others were sentenced to 10 years in prison, while 13 were acquitted.
Gen Guei ruled Ivory Coast from 1999 to 2000, and was killed as the civil war broke out.