And finally… liquid courage

A court has been set afizz with the presence of a defendant who turned up sipping champagne.

Cameroon’s former defence minister appeared in court in the capital, Yaoundé, to face corruption charges – with a glass in hand.

Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o was charged with diverting public funds and corruption in 2019. He denied the charges and has been on remand since.

At the Special Criminal Court last week, however, photos published by local outlet Actu Cameroun showed him in a double-breasted grey suit and holding a full champagne flute.

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