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Cameroon court sentences opposition figure Muna in forgery case

News24 | A Cameroon court has sentenced former opposition presidential candidate and anti-corruption campaigner Akere Muna to a three-year suspended sentence on forgery charges.

His sentencing on Tuesday came a day after the west African country’s constitutional council announced the results of an election handing President Paul Biya a seventh term in power.

The Yaounde tribunal sentenced Muna to three years in prison suspended for five years, in a case involving forgery of his family’s inheritance, according to a copy of the ruling obtained on Wednesday.

The verdict could still be overturned by an appeals court and by the Supreme Court.

The judgement follows a case brought by Muna’s younger sister and a former minister, Ama Tutu Muna, who accused him of mismanaging the family inheritance.

Akere, a former senior lawyer and once vice president of anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International, this month withdraw his candidacy in the presidential election in favour of another contender, Maurice Kamto.

Kamto came second in the presidential election with 14.23 percent of the vote.

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  1. Barrister AKERE MUNA, you are the honor of all Cameroonians, of anglophones .. Cameroonians are proud of you. I wrote that all the micro lawyers who strut about taking over the nonsense of the monster biya should review your pleading before the fraudulent constitutional council. This pleading must be taught to young lawyers. The forger biya has still remotely guided a decision against you, but all the thieves who surround him from bakari tchiroma to motaze through mebe ngo, ngo ngo, djoumessi, mbarga nguele … etc are honored …Vous avez clairement montré à la face du monde les assassinats commis dans le nw et le sw par l’armée de biya , par des généraux de biya corrompus . you did your part!