A mouth-watering sum of at least 400 Billion FCFA is believed to still be in the hands of a number of embezzlers convicted by the Cameroon Supreme Court between 2013 and 2020.
According to the Guardian Post Newspaper, the details of this revelation are contained in a publication by the former President of the Special Criminal Court, and Current General Counsel at the Supreme Court, Emmanuel Ndjere.
In the publication, competent authorities have yet to recover the amount from the 96 different judgements passed by the Specialised section of the Supreme Court to persons who were indicted for embezzlement and mismanagement of public funds.
As per the 3000 page document, a definitive plan of recovery has never even been laid for the funds estimated at over 400 Billion FCFA.
The publication laid special emphasis, on particular cases and the judgements rendered amongst which are the cases of Titus Edzoa, Atangana Abega, Njiemoum Isaac, Ondo Ndong Emmanuel, Siyam Siewe Alphonse, Yen Eyoum Lydienne Annette, Engoulou Henri, Abah Abah Polycarp and Baleng Maah Celestin.
Following the publication, Emmanuel Ndjere proposed that competent authorities charged at recovering these sums could acquire writs of execution to aid them take drastic measures to return the money to the public treasury.