Cameroon’s Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Daniel Mekobe Sone, on Thursday frowned at lengthy delays to the judicial process which he said was adversely influencing the justice system in the country.

Speaking in the nation’s capital Yaounde at the solemn opening of the 2021 judicial year, Sone called for measures to speed up the “creeping” judicial process in the country.

“Justice delayed is justice denied. We need to encourage measures that will enhance speedy execution of the judicial decisions,” he said.

According to Cameroon Criminal Procedure Code, no one should be held under preventive detention beyond 18 months but there are widespread complaints of extensive pre-trial detention in the country, according to the justice ministry, citing insufficient number of judges to execute decisions speedily.

In 2021, Cameroon’s Supreme Court will focus on fighting embezzlement of public funds, financial crime, poaching and illegal logging, General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court Luc Ndjodo said. Enditem

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleStronger laws urged to end elephant poaching in Africa
Next articleNamibia raises fuel prices for March, as COVID-19 vaccine rollouts influence the international oil market
Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity. Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here