I must, in reality, congratulate the Criet for the lucidity which it had, by relaxing, purely and simply, all the persons who are accused and who are prosecuted before it, for all the offenses which they are accused of, to the exception of my client, Mr. Soglo. We have the feeling that decisions are dictated. In fact, they had no choice but to impose heavy sentences on these accused persons. It is a political determination. It’s a witch hunt. I would even say that it is a charlatanism lawsuit against my client. Because, it’s totally absurd. It was in a political logic of exclusion, of the elimination of a politician and not of empty political affairs.
Maître Alfred Bocovo, one of Lehady Solo’s lawyers