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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Former footballer Rigobert Song and Express Union boss in court battle over land dispute

Cin | Former footballer Rigobert Song Bahanak and Albert Kouinche, President and CEO of Express Union are in front of the bar for a plot of land located in the Golf district in Yaoundé. This case, which has been pending before the Administrative Court of Yaoundé since 2017, seems to be far from its outcome.

Indeed, to believe the weekly Kalara Monday, September 10, 2018, Rigobert Song wants to cancel the title of ownership of his opponent, evoking the reason for the fraud. He had introduced an appeal on February 20, 2017. During the hearing that took place on September 4, the former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon claims to have acquired this parcel of land before his opponent. He also tells that under a false pretext of the execution of a court decision, a native of the district has monopolized the subdivisions of the Mission of Development and Equipment of the Interurban Lands (MAETUR), with which he acquired his land on September 3, 2007 and sold them to the third party, can read in the newspaper.

For his part, Albert Kouinche claims to have acquired the piece of land quarreled May 17, 2013 by notary public. He will be issued thereafter a land title. The economic operator argues that the court can not cancel its land title, while the bill of sale on which it is based is not disputed.

However, an accusing finger is pointed at the Native people, suspected by the plaintiffs of not playing fair. "These malignant parties went to court with the same convention to obtain decisions. Today, 45 false land titles stroll around the Golf district. Some people have land titles on buildings built by third parties. Some are even in prison, "said one resident of this area.

Be that as it may, the court has prescribed an expert report, the first part of which is to determine the legal status of the land on the one hand; and on the other hand, as far as the cadastral field is concerned, an expert was commissioned to obtain better information concerning the geographical location of the land and the alleged overlapping of the two land titles.