Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Operation Sparrowhawk : Atangana Kouna sentenced to 12 months in prison for illegal immigration

This sentence was imposed on February 7, 2020 at the Court of First Instance in Yaoundé. It follows his attempted escape while he was under judicial investigation.

The sentence has passed. Basile Atangana Kouna is sentenced to 12 months in prison for aggravated illegal emigration. This sentence was imposed on February 7, 2020 at the Court of First Instance in Yaoundé. It follows his attempted escape while he was under judicial investigation.

The former Minister of Water and Energy will also have to pay a fine of 1 million FCFA. Basile Atangana Kouna is not the only one to have been sentenced to the court of 1st instance of Yaoundé.

Jean Baptiste Fouda Belinga and Adam Bladi, respectively driver and butler of the former minister. As well as the warrant officer Edouard Sakpam were also sentenced to prison terms. They are sentenced to 10 months in prison for complicity in the charges against the former member of the government.
 
The 4 convicted co-defendants
On the other hand, Father Loic Nkodo, curate at the parish of Mokolo, cousin of Basile Atangana Kouna is doing quite well. He received a 10-month suspended prison sentence. The 4 co-defendants are nevertheless ordered to pay a fine of 1 million FCFA.

Basile Atangana Kouna is being prosecuted for embezzlement of public funds. His property was seized by the Cameroonian justice. These include, inter alia, coffers seized in two banks giving more than 825 million FCFA. Also, 971,000 euros and some 222,256 US dollars. Be a total ; after conversion, of just over 754 million FCFA.

The former minister wants to reimburse
This money was kept in the bank accounts of BGFI Bank. Precisely in the agency located at Montée Ane Rouge in Yaoundé. An account of 150 million FCFA belonging to another of his relatives was seized. Also at BGFI Bank.

In November 2019, the former director of Camwater said he was ready to reimburse the state for the stolen funds. Or 1.2 billion FCFA, a sum of money taken from the budget of Camwater. While he was the general manager.


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