By Eric Tataw – Wednesday March 6, 2019.
At least one person has been wounded after police stormed the residence of Cameroon’s former Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o, late Wednesday.
Our source reports that Ambroise Awono, a Photojournalist with Vision 4Tv, one of the country’s privately owned Television stations was wounded Wednesday, March 6, 2019, following an encounter at the ex-Defense boss’ residence at Koweït City, a
Mebe Ngo’o was remanded, late Tuesday, March 5, 2019, after a Judge at the country’s Special Criminal Court in the capital reached the decision.
According to a source who spoke to National Telegraph, Mebe Ngo’o was brought back to his residence for a special search before a nephew to the ex-Minister used a stone to assault the Photojournalist who was covering the search on his head.
From Mebe Ngo’o’s residence, the police would be moving to Société de Limousine, one of the former Minister’s businesses located at Mbankomo, a precinct in the outskirts of Yaoundé. The ex-minister is expected back to his cell after the exercise.
The Minister is amongst those who have been accused of embezzlement of public funds in line with transactions in the purchasing of military material from a French company named MagForce, a court document has shown.
The court’s decision to remand the ex-Minister also affected three other top officials; Mbangue Maxime, Mboutou Elle Ghislain Victor, and Menye Emmanuel Victor were remanded alongside the ex-Defense chief.
The former Defense boss was appointed Minister Delegate in charge of Defense at the Presidency of Cameroon on June 30, 2009, then moved on October 2, 2015, from Defense to the Ministry of Transport.
The former Minister’s wife, Bernadette Mebe Ngo’o, her two sons, Colonels Dzou Atangana and Fouda Jean Jacques are presently being quizzed at the Special Criminal Court, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.