Friday, March 6, 2020

Sparrowhawk: Employee Reveals Mouelle Kombi's cheats in Court

The Kalara newspaper, published on March 2, 2020, makes crisp revelations about this new case of theft from the home of a member of the government.

An unusual trial is currently taking place at the High Court of Mfoundi. Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, Minister of Sports and Physical Education (MINSEP), accuses his former servant, Rim Benjamin, of aggravated theft. 

The member of the government reproaches him, indicates the weekly Kalara on newsstands on March 2, 2020, "for having stolen the sum of 75 million FCFA and fuel vouchers worth 10 million FCFA after having entered by offense in the private apartments of his home and took away the safe ”on the night of May 23 to 24, 2019. 

The respondent acknowledges the alleged facts. But he puts forward his salary of 35,000 FCFA (less than the minimum wage, 36,270 FCFA) and calls on the TCS (Special Criminal Court) to look into this matter, in particular the source of the money. 

He says in particular that he was recruited by Minister Mouelle Kombi in 2015 as a maintenance officer. 

The servant claims to have "found that huge sums of money contained in bags, were routed to the home of his boss. He decided to remove a bag of money stored in a closet by entering it using the key that his boss had entrusted to him, ”recounts our colleague. 

To date, says Mouelle Kombi, 63.8 million FCFA in cash have been returned, as well as 450,000 FCFA in fuel vouchers.

It should be noted that Mr. Rim Benjamin is being sued alongside his brothers and co-accused, Christophe Bertrand Fouda Kana (taximan) and Denis Ottou (pupil in the terminale class). 

Kalara informs that the latter sent, on October 21, 2019, a denunciation to the Secretary of State in charge of the gendarmerie. They accuse the company commander of Yaoundé 1, Alain Ndongo and some of his elements, of having retained part of the booty and their effects seized during the search of their home. 

They also say that Minister Mouelle Kombi would say to anyone who wants to hear that given his proximity to the Minister of Justice, Laurent Esso, he is certain to win the trial. 

The respondents claim finally that the stolen sum is 110 million FCFA instead of the alleged 85,000 million. Also, they invite the TCS, specialized in the repression of embezzlement of public funds, to take an interest in this case by investigating the source of the stolen money.

The hearing of February 28, 2020 was postponed for irregular composition of the court.