A court in Cameroon has sentenced a former Defence Minister to 30 years in prison for embezzling nearly 40 million dollars.
Edgar Ngo’o was accused of inflating contracts to buy military equipment from Brazil. His wife, Bernadette, was also found guilty of embezzlement and was handed a 10year sentence.
The court decided to seize many of the defendants’ assets, including luxury cars, houses and land titles.
They denied wrongdoing and their lawyer said they would appeal against the verdicts at the Supreme Court.