A court in Ghana on Monday charged Justin Kone Katinan, ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo's spokesman, with murder, reports an AFP correspondent.
Katinan, along with Dalo Desire, a former minister in Ivory Coast, were slammed with three-count charge of conspiracy and murder of two men in Abidjan in March last year.
Desire, currently being detained in Ivory Coast, was charged in absentia in the Accra district magistrate court.
The pair face charges of murder and conspiracy for murder under a new warrant issued to Ghana by the Ivorian authorities, the prosecutor and Katinan's lawyer told AFP.
Police prosecutor, deputy superintendent Abraham Aanor, told the court that the two accused had on March 25 last year murdered Kamagate Sedou, 83, a welder, and on March 29, Diabate Drissa, 37, a trader in Port Bouet district of Abidjan.
Katinan is already facing an extradition hearing over charges in his home country for alleged economic crimes while he was budget minister during a violent crisis that followed Gbagbo's refusal to cede power in November 2010.
He was granted bail on Tuesday and rearrested on Friday.© ANP/AFP