Businessman found decapitated in Guinea

23rd September 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 September 2007, CONAKRY (AFP) - The headless body of a French businessman has been found in the west African country of Guinea and a former French legionnaire is being held as the main suspect, police said Saturday.

23 September 2007

CONAKRY (AFP) - The headless body of a French businessman has been found in the west African country of Guinea and a former French legionnaire is being held as the main suspect, police said Saturday.

The corpse of Fernand Chaussebourg, a wealthy businessman, was found floating on September 17 in a river near Boffa, northwest of the capital Conakry, they said.

His friend and business partner, Laurent Boucher, a former French legionnaire has confessed to witnessing Chaussebourg's murder two days before his body was found.

Boucher said he was watching from a distance with binoculars when his friend was negotiating with four local men on a bridge.

He claims he went to the spot later and found Chaussebourg lying in a pool of blood with his head cut off and an arm hacked.

Boucher then removed Chaussebourg's watch and ring and threw the body in the river. He said he did not alert anyone as he "feared for my life."

AFP

Subject: French news

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