Soh Fonkou Patrick Rostand and Kouedi Ndembwe Clotilde are accused of kissing “intensely and publicly in front of their colleagues“.
It was in principle on Wednesday 24 May 2017 that the students Soh Fonkou Patrick Rostand and Kouedi Ndembwe Clotilde were to go before the disciplinary council of the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC). The judgment was to be held in the conference room of the institution. According to the communiqué (dated May 17, 2017) which summoned them there, they were to be heard for being “surprised kissing intensely and publicly in front of their mates” in the classroom called SF1.
Soh Fonkou is a Finance-Accounting Level 3 student. Kouedi Ndembwe, the one we imagine to be his lover, is registered in the Business Action and Management Level 3. The lawyer practicing in Douala Sterling Minou is surprised by the decision of the management of ESSEC. There are a multitude of questions: “Who surprised them?” -what is the fault, is it the double intense and public character of the embrace? When does intensity become an offense? Who will determine the level of tolerable and offense? – Who will testify? What will be the content of the testimoy? – How will the kiss be defined? Is it different from kiss? – What will be the applicable text? Would this text have foreseen and repressed the intense and public kiss between two students in front of others? What procedural formalism would this text contain? Let’s Wait and see … Law is a work of uninterrupted construction. ESSEC will certainly contribute, “he concludes.