In September of last year,Daniel Forestier a former french intelligent officer was charged with plotting to assassinate General Ferdinard Mbaou,the former head of Congo’s presidential guard.
Gen Mbaou, was seen as an opposition to the government of President Denis Sassou Nguesso,he fled to France and has been living there for over 20 years. Three years ago he was attacked but survived it.
He (Daniel Forestier) had worked in the General Directorate of External Security in France.
His body was found with five bullet wounds to the head and heart in a remote car park on the shores of Lake Geneva.
French police investigation say they are treating the killing as a “Hit Man’s” job
Mr Forestier has authored several spy books,and has always denied he has a hand in the plot to kill Gen Mbaou but French police believe that there is a possibility that his shocking but brutal murder is linked to it.
Mr Forestier and the colleague charged along with him for attempted murder have both feared for their lives, after news of the alleged plot broke and their identities circulated on social media.
A local media house in Haute-Savoie, France Bleu, said that Mr Forestier lived in the village of Lucinges, with his family 15 km from where his body was found. He had served as a local councillor until he was placed under investigation last September.
He is survived by wife and two children.
French newspaper Le Monde reported that Mr Forestier had been heard admitting that he was part of a group formed to kill Gen Mbaou, but told investigators that he later retraced his steps,and realised the plot was “not possible”.