The trial of Louis Bapes Bapes, former Minister of Secondary Education who died last February, is still underway.
The information is reported by the Daily Emergence edition of December 20, 2016. Despite his death, Louis Bapes Bapes, former Minister of Secondary Education (MINESEC), is still being prosecuted by the Special Criminal Court (SCT). According to the newspaper, the case between the deceased and the MINESEC, registered N ° 023/RG-TCS/2016, was scheduled for 20 December. “The curiosity in this affair is that one can read Bapès Bapes Louis (Free-deceased). Yet we would have expected the extinction of public action precisely because of the disappearance of the late Minister, “the paper writes.
Emergence advised that this is not the first time this case has been referred to the SCT. On October 13, 2016, the collegiality conducted by Judge Yvette Siéwé opened the file. “According to confreres who have followed the first exchanges, it is question that the lawyers of the former MINESEC who died at 73 years come to present the evidence of the disappearance of Louis Bapès Bapès,” the paper writes.
The newspaper also reports the remarks of the representative of the Public Prosecutor on the subject of the late Minister “as justiciable, Mr. Bapès Bapès had succeeded in building a reputation as an enigmatic man. Several times cited as a future prisoner, he had succeeded every time in making the predictions false.“
However, as a reminder, Louis Bapes Bapes had to answer for a diversion of more than 560 million FCFA. Some of his colleagues in another proceeding have also taken to the stand. To return to the deceased, the man who was Director-General of the Magzi had spent 24 hours in the central prison of Kondengui in Yaounde, from 31 March to 1 April 2015, before being miraculously released on instructions, it was said, of Paul Biya, the President of the Republic. He died on 5 February 2016.