The Gabonese soldier who was reportedly on the run after attempting a coup has been arrested, according to Radio France Internationale.

The French broadcaster says that security services found Lt Kelly Ondo Obiang hiding under a bed in a house near the state broadcaster.

He had reportedly run away from the radio station after broadcasting a plea to the military and civilians to rise up against the Gabonese government.

Four others were arrested earlier today but he managed to get away.