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Saturday, December 21, 2019

I was made to sign a document written in French which committed me without my knowing it, Chinese man in Kondengui cries out

He is prosecuted for the acts of breach of trust and an alleged embezzlement of a sum of 25 million francs which he had to repay in the account of one of his compatriots. The respondent rejected the charges against him on his missing offspring.

The 60-year-old Xwang Wanchung, a Chinese trader and owner of two shops at the central market in Yaoundé, is hard pressed. He is going to spend the end of the year celebrations in a cell in the central prison of Yaoundé-Kondengui where he has been imprisoned for a few months for acts of breach of trust and embezzlement of the sum of 25 million francs. He is accused of having received this sum which he has not paid into the account of his compatriot, also a trader. 

Despite the guarantors and the defense arguments presented before the bar, his request for provisional release was rejected by the Court of First Instance (TPI) of Yaoundé center-administrative, on December 11, 2019. For the defense of his client , Mr. Tene Martin explained that an offense committed by the son cannot be attributed to his father, who has nothing to do with it. The portal for Cameroonians in Belgium (@ camer.be). It is based on a general principle of law, which requires that criminal responsibility be individual. The man in the black robe mentioned the provisions of article 74 of the penal code, which provides: “No punishment can be pronounced except against a person criminally responsible. Is criminally responsible, anyone who willfully commits the facts characterizing the constituent elements of an offense with the intention that these facts result in the commission of the offense ”. However, he concluded, Mr. Xwang Wanchung was not involved directly or indirectly in the disputed transaction. In his arguments, the lawyer indicated that his client lives a double ordeal in prison where he is isolated because he speaks neither English nor French. On December 11, an interpreter was needed to collect some statements from the Chinese trader. The lawyer indicated that his client lives a double ordeal in prison where he is isolated because he speaks neither english nor french. On December 11, an interpreter was needed to collect some statements from the Chinese trader.

In a brief testimony, he denied the charges against him. "I don't know what exactly brings me to prison. The facts in question were committed by my fleeing son. During the preliminary investigation, I was made to sign a document written in French which committed me without my knowing it. Especially since the interpreter that day, at the police station, was the husband of the alleged victim, "he said. The merchant will wait for the next hearing to find out the outcome of his request. The judge in charge of the file having acceded to the request of the public prosecutor who asked for a postponement of the case to have the administrative file of the procedure before requesting on the request for release requested by the Chinese merchant. It is however important to note that the representative of the public prosecutor's office expressed reservations regarding the request of Mr. Xwang Wanchung, doubting the sincerity of the Chinese merchant and his guarantors. The case returns on January 8, 2020.


Source: camer.be