Swedes Accused of Coup Plans in Togo

The Swedish Foreign Ministry has confirmed that a 67-year-old Swede born in Togo has been arrested in that African nation - accused of planning a coup there.

The man if a highly placed former army officer and visited his former homeland several weeks ago. His daughter who lives in Sweden says her father was detained together with some military officers.

Since Sweden has no embassy in Togo, Stockholm has asked the French Embassy there for assistance.