Benin court sentences political opponent to 10 years in prison

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A court in Benin has censured scholarly and political rival Joël Aïvo to 10 years in jail.

The previous official up-and-comer was confined last April, the day after president Patrice Talon was reappointed with 86% of the vote.

Joël Aïvo dismissed the allegations of “connivance against the State” and “moneylaudering”, reproving the job of the court in hushing the resistance.

Rich money manager Patrice Talon was first chosen in 2016 and is blamed for tyranny by his rivals.