Central African security forces on Monday got hold of a Frenchman who was holding significant military effects at his home.
The man identified as Juan Rémy Quignolot of French nationality and aged 55 was arrested at his home by the police.
It was during a search of his home in Bangui that a large arsenal of war was discovered.
The Frenchman’s arrest was confirmed by the security council of President Faustin Touadéra, Valery Zakharov.
“A foreign citizen was arrested in Bangui today with a huge amount of weapons and ammunition. An investigation is underway and the circumstances need to be clarified, ”Russian Valery Zakharov announced in a tweet.
According to local media, the suspect who introduced himself as a journalist is one of the former trainers of the fighters of the former rebel Seleka coalition.
An investigation is underway.