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Cameroon : "I was never summoned to the Special Criminal Court" (Rigobert Song)

The former captain of the Indomitable Lions denies any involvement in a case of embezzlement of public funds involving the former Minister of Defense, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o, imprisoned at the Main Prison of Yaounde.
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04/12/2019 - 17:25
Mike Biya
Rédacteur cameroun-online

Rigobert Song made a point of clarifying things about a supposed summons to come to the Special Criminal Court. " I have no problem. I have never been summoned. I have never been arrested, " said the former captain of the national team on Thursday, in an audio statement, released Thursday, April 11, 2019.

The former strong defender of the Lions defends himself against a "rumor", become viral on social networks. Which would impute him a complicity with one of the sons of the former Minister of Defense, Edgard Mebe Ngo'o. The so-called "MagForce" case, linked to embezzlement of public funds in military equipment purchases, would also involve two sons of the former regime baron.

One of them, Lionel Mebé, would be presented as Rigobert Song's accomplice in bulletproof vests to the Army. An accusation against which the person defends himself categorically. "I do not know what it is," said the Lions U-23 coach. Refuting any involvement in "this case".

Recall that the investigation of the MagForce case has already resulted in the incarceration of the former Minister of Transport, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o on March 8. Followed by that of his wife, Bernadette Mebe Ngo'o on March 11, she also involved in the case. Other suspects, their two sons: Jean Phillippe Ngo'o Mebe, and his brother, Lionel Mebe Ngo'o. Both heard at the Special Criminal Court (TCS) in Yaoundé on March 20 and 21, 2019.

As for him, the former player of Liverpool left Yaounde this Tuesday, April 10, 2019 for Cairo in Egypt. The former winner of the CAN was invited to participate, along with other glories of African football, in the ceremony of the draw for CAN 2019 (scheduled for Friday, April 12). Rigobert Song was awarded the honor of bringing back to the Egyptian capital, the CAN trophy, which Cameroon won at the previous edition in 2017 in Gabon.

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