Holding today 09/06/2016 in Ndop and presided over by His Lordship Achu Francis, the court of first instance Ndop examined a case pitting the people of Cameroon versus Wasum Augustine (Mayor Balikumbat Council) and five others concerning the disappearance of a certain 14 year old girl by name Iyeh Temdika Precious sometime last June 2015 and passed a judgment per suit No: CFIND/20C/2015 condemning the act with respect to section 353 of the penal code.
According to the judgment, Wasum Augustine, Bodga Maxwell, Sama Gilbert, Pedkungha Hoseni Wasum and Tahnfon Simon Talam have been sentenced to 8 years and charged a fine of 400.000FCFA each with a civil party claim of 30.000.000FCFA and a proceedings cost of 238.200FCFA while one other Yenyi Divine who is on the run was sentenced to nine (9) years in prison and a warrant of arrest issued for him.
The said girl disappeared in June 2015 and have not been seen till date. She is a daughter to one of the councilors of Balikumbat Council by name Nwanyek Philip and is said to have been a close friend to the Mayor. The victims have 10 days to appeal before the North West Court of Appeal if they are dissatisfied with the judgment.
By Mbah Isofa
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