The Special Criminal Court delivered 96 sentences between 2013 and 2020, according to general counsel Emmanuel Ndjere (photo)’s collection "Recueils des arrêts de la section spécialisée de la Cour suprême" presented on September 1, 2021.
The sentences condemned convicted parties to pay XAF400 billion overall as monetary damages, fines, and various fees to the state. However, the government is still struggling to recover those funds.
"Has the government initiated the recovery of those funds? Who is in charge? Who is selected to coordinate the recovery actions? Who is tasked to review those actions and inform the population (which is unaware of the situation)… ?" wonders Emmanuel Ndjere who acted as president of the Special Criminal Court between 2017 and 2020.
Without naming any legal provision, he reminded that administrative authorities, magistrates, court bailiffs, attorneys, and court officers should all be involved in the enforcement of court orders.
On February 25, 2021, during the official launch of the judicial year, Daniel Mekobe Sone, first president of the supreme court, had based his speech on the difficult execution of court rulings in Cameroon.
Also, in his book "L’exercice du ministère public à la juridiction des comptes au Cameroun" published in early 2021, Luc Ndjodo, public prosecutor at the Supreme court, invited the prosecution service to be more engaged in the enforcement of court orders.