Sylvia Bongo, wife of Gabonese overthrown president Ali Bongo has been jailed.
AFP news agency said in a post on social media platform X on Thursday, citing her lawyer.
According to reports, she had been under house arrest and was accused of embezzling public funds.
Gabon army officers seized power on Aug. 30, annulling an election minutes after an announcement that President Ali Bongo had won, which they said was not credible.
General Brice Oligui Nguema, in a statement read on state television early September said Bongo “has freedom of movement… and can travel abroad if he wishes.”
Bongo has been in power since 2009, had succeeded his father Omar Bongo, who ruled for 42 years.
In September, Ali Bongo’s eldest son, former presidential spokesman Jessye Ella Ekogha, and four other people were “indicted and remanded in custody”, according to statement from André-Patrick Roponat, the public prosecutor in Libreville, Gabon’s capital.