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Sangmelima: Mayor in custody for alleged embezzlement

The Mayor of Sangmelima André Noel Essima has spent his first night at the Special Criminal tribunal in Yaounde after after answering charges related to his management of the council.

The mayor was at the Special criminal tribunal in Yaounde on Thursday after which it was decided he be remanded in custody for more interrogations to continue on Friday.

The questioning continue today and it is now left for judges at the special criminal tribunal to determine whether to keep him in pre-trial detention or just throw out the charges and free him.

Andre Noel Essima has been grilled on numerous occasions at the Special Criminal Tribunal since 2016 for his management of council funds.

Published on 03.01.2023

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