A video has gone viral on the internet showing the moment a man suspected to be Cote D’Ivoire’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, who was attacked and beaten by angry citizens in France.
In the video below, several men seen with the Ivorian country’s flag around their necks, joined forces and pounced on the man after he was spotted walking on the streets of Paris.
It was later revealed in the video as a case of mistaken identity, as the victim who escaped been lynched was later seen to be an innocent man whose only crime was for the uncanny resemblance to the former vice President.
Recall that in 2011, Cote D’Ivoire’s former president Laurent Gbagbo was faced with corruption charges, including four counts of crimes against humanity – murder, r*pe and other forms of s*xual violence, persecution and “other inhuman acts” at the International Criminal Court in Hague.
In 2016, Gbagbo denied all charges leveled against him.
Watch the video below: