Finally Atangana Kouna is FREE… initially sentenced for embezzlement of public property
Finally, Atangana Kouna is FREE… initially sentenced for embezzlement of public property
It was predictable with the last confidential note from Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh to TCS. Atangana Kouna is now a free man.
The former Minister of Water and Energy and former Managing Director of Camwater, Basile Atangana Kouna, has just been released after the deliberation of the case of the Public Ministry, Camwater against Atangana Kouna and co -accused.
The cessation of proceedings was requested by the Attorney General at the TCS at the request of the Minister of State, Minister of Justice Keeper of the Seals, as stipulated by law. And Annie Noelle Bahounoui Batende, president of the collegiality of judges and also president of the TCS pronounced the decision around 4:13 p.m. This following the return of the corpus delicti to the Public Treasury, an amount of 1.265 billion F. Basile Atangana Kouna had been in detention at the Yaoundé Central Prison in Kondengui since March 2018. Basile Atangana Kouna before the TCS this Friday , after Ngoh Ngoh’s letter
The judges of the Special Criminal Court (TCS) should work this Friday, July 29 on several cases, one of the most important of which is the case of embezzlement of public funds by Minister Basile Atangana Kouna.
The former minister is expected to appear before the judges of this Tribunal this very Friday.
“Case Public Ministry, State of Cameroon (CAMEROON WATER UTILIES COOPORATION, CAMWATER), against Basile Atangana Kouna, Sollo Jean William, Victor Stanislas Atangana, René Martin Mbida, Jean Parfait Koé, Jean Dieudonné Mah, accused of offenses of embezzlement of property public and complicity”, can we read this Friday on the list of cases scheduled by the TCS this Friday.
After a first attempt which failed, the SGPR returned to the charge. In a letter consulted by the editorial staff of CameroonWeb yesterday Thursday, July 28, he instructed the Minister of Justice on the “instructions” of the Head of State requesting “the cessation of proceedings against Basil Atangana Kouna”.
In the letter, Ferdinand Ngohn Ngoh reminds the minister that Basil Atangana Kouna has returned “the entire corpus delicti”. In other words, it is no longer necessary to keep the former water minister in prison.
The release of Basile Atangana Kouana was first announced in 2020, two years ago. This surprising reversal of the Cameroonian executive, which had made the prey of Operation Sparrowhawk examples of its rigor in the fight against corruption, had been revealed by a confidential note which leaked at the end of January on social networks. In this document dated December 2, 2020, the Secretary General to the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, asks the Minister of Justice, Laurent Esso, “to inform the President of the Special Criminal Court (TCS), the prosecutor of the Republic and the Minister of Finance that the President of the Republic has given his agreement to a halt to the proceedings,
Arrested in Nigeria in March 2018, Basile Atangana Kouna had been brought back to Cameroon in the process to be placed in detention. Accused of “embezzlement” and “violation of the provisions of the Public Procurement Code”.