Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Forjindam Could Be Freed on May 30, 2012

The Public Prosecutor did not submit the reports produced by the experts of the Supreme State Control, a report allegedly done in 2006 during a control mission and handed to the Presidency of the Republic. It should be noted that it was on the bases of that report that Zacheusse Forjindam was sentenced to 12 years in prison, then those facts on appeal that had ended in March last. During the hearing yesterday, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 the Court of Appeals for the Littoral was newly formed and in his opening remarks the President said that "the composition of the Court has changed. The speed of the other part of the trial will depend on you because the debates will be repeated again and will be opened" These introductory remarks, implies that Forjindam case will take a new twist and the hearing will be expedited. The new collegiality will continue by checking if the requirements that had been made to Public Prosecutor during the last hearing have been met.
The Attorney General will show that this enforcement action has been partially fulfilled.
In accordance with the requirements made during the last hearing, the prosecution presented the report made by the experts appointed by the members of collegiality. A report in which they analyze the evidence produced by the defense. This is a set of four large documents over 1000 pages and has been delivered to each of the parties. Conversely, the Public Prosecutor did not submit the reports produced by the experts of the Supreme State Control (Consupe). A report was done in 2006 during a control mission to the CNIC and which it is claimed was destined to the head of state. Yet, that report had been requested during the hearing on March 13. A hearing at which the Court should give its verdict on the case. The judges explained that this document was important for the manifestation of truth in this trial. However, it is alleged the three experts from state control had confirmed that there was not embezzlement at Chantier Naval Yet, according to the order of dismissal and partial dismissal, the former Dg of CNIC, Zacheusse Forjindam is accused of embezzlement in co-action a total sum of 978 million FCFA. He was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the High Court Wouri. A decision he has appealed.

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