Ephrain Inoni in detention: first encounter with examining judge

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25/04/2012

He was arrested on the 16th of April 2012. For the first time in nine days, the former Prime Minister, Head of Government, Ephraim Inoni answers questions from the examining judge, Pascal Magnaguémabé.

A mini-bus with inscriptions, “Prison Centrale de Yaounde” whisked-off the former head of government from the prison premises this 24th of April to the Mfoundi High Court in Yaounde.

The operation was done in all discretion but security forces were put on high alert around the court yard.

He spent the most part of the day but at the end of the exercise, nothing filtered out of the encounter with the judge.

Mr Ephraim Inoni’s co-detainee Marafa Hamidou Yaya stayed in prison. According to reports from a local publication, Mutation , the former Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic who became Minister of State, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization is expressing doubt about the impartiality of the examining judge , Pascal Magnaguémabé .

He had earlier requested, in accordance with the penal code, that another judge be appointed to examine his case

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