“They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.” Therefore the soldiers did these things (John 19:23-24).
It has been revealed that the files of the Zacchaeus Mungwe Forjindam affair, former general manager of Chantier Naval, could be sent back to the Special Criminal Court. We gathered during a hearing on the 18th of October that, the Advocate General of the Supreme Court issued the request for the case to be referred to the Special Criminal Court. The decision by the highest court in the country has terminated proceeding No. 009 / PHC / 2012 that pitted the respondent against Chantier Naval.
The Supreme Court declared itself not competent to examine certain issues in the dossier. The court during the 18th of October hearing stated that the rights of the accused Forjindam were not fully respected. The evidence of embezzlement against Zacchaeus Forjindam has not been fully laid bare but the amount keeps diminishing and it now stands at 50 million FCFA.
It is vital to include in this report that during the 18th of October hearing, the rapporteur’s findings suggested Forjindam was guilty, among others for the diversion of 273 409 551 FCFA in coercion with Samuel Yonta and the misuse of 59.32 million CFA francs for spending without justification.
The state prosecutor also noted he was an accomplice in the embezzlement of the sum of 214 511 803 FCFA with Antoine Njiandé and Samuel Yonta and that his property should be seized and he must pay the total sum of 470 831 000 FCFA to Chantier Naval and about 13.58 million FCFA for court cost.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with cables from CIN