By Mbarga Abega – Monday February 11, 2019.
Cameroon’s former Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o is awaited Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Special Criminal Court in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital, National Telegraph is told.
The former Minister’s wife, Bernadette Mebe Ngo’o, an Army Colonel, Mboutou Joël, as well as Maxime Mbangue, a Treasury chief are also expected at the same venue to answer charges of corruption.
They have been accused of embezzlement of public funds in line with transactions in the purchasing of military material from a French company named MagForce. The amount of money embezzled is still unknown, National Telegraph has learned.
According to orders, all persons quoted were since January 31, 2019, prohibited by the police from leaving the country according to a police decision leaked on social media that National Telegraph has obtained.
The former boss of National Security, also known as the adopted son of Paul Biya, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o was appointed Minister Delegate at the Presidency of Cameroon in charge of Defense on June 30, 2009, then moved on October 2, 2015, from Defense to the Ministry of Transports.
As far as Colonel Mboutou is concerned, he was in charge of military affairs at the Cameroon Embassy in Morocco when on April 2016, he was arrested in Paris by French police with a huge amount of money and extradited to Cameroon few weeks after he had been appointed Commander of the 3rd Military S
Regarding Maxime Mbangue, he was in charge of the Treasury at the time when Mebe Ngo’o was
Most of President Paul Biya’s former confidants summoned in the past in this similar manner have always been remanded to any of the country’s