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Cameroon’s ex-defense minister and wife jailed for embezzlement

Business in Cameroon | After Cameroonian former Defense Minister Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o was jailed in the central prison of Yaoundé on March 8, his spouse Bernadette joined him on March 11, we learnt.

The couple, along with three other persons involved, have been charged by the Special Criminal Court, which handles cases of embezzlement of public funds, for alleged corruption over the purchase of military equipment from French company Magforce.

The ongoing investigation showed that the misconduct caused the Public Treasury to lose more than XAF100 billion. Sources said two sons of the Mebe Ngo’o couple are also implicated in the case.

Let’s note that before Mr Mebe Ngo’o was appointed Defense Minister in 2009, he served as Delegate-General for National Security and was an active actor promoting the “opération Epervier,” a system put in place by President Paul Biya in 2006 to fight corruption. Now the former minister is considered the biggest victim of this system.

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6 comments

  1. ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

    The son, Jean Philippe Ngo’o Mebe, might soon join them in prison. For now he is still the Assistand SDO of Wouri. Rumours abound that part of the booty is in his offshore accounts.

  2. ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

    ….Assistant….

  3. How can you keep a dog to watch over meat???

  4. A gong dog watching over rotting meat my brother. In the west they say a fox guarding the henhouse. Wonderful thing.

  5. The downward spiraling LRC ! Biya is even afraid of his own shadow now. He is not talking tough or vacationing in Switzerland for fear of being over thrown or sent back by citizens in the diaspora. It is interesting to see how he creates enemies each day. The worst is yet to come to LRC and the current ruling junta. What a Shame!

  6. You have ministers but never hold a ministerial or executive meeting at least monthly for your ministers to provide a balance sheet of their performances! You do see them once in five years, why won’t they run amok. The only thing you do best is kill. Idiot.

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