On 14 March 2017 through the examining magistrate Blaise Wo’o Minko, the Special Criminal Court, a special court created to track down public fund embezzlers, issued an arrest warrant against Essimi Menyé, former Minister of Finance of Cameroon currently living in the USA, we learned from reliable sources.
The Cameroonian Justice accuses this former Finance Minister, who left the government in October 2015, after occupying the position of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, of aiding and abetting in the misappropriation of FCfa 1.7 billion in public funds, we learned, through a payment to a firm called Challenger Corporation without any services rendered.
Let us recall that immediately after his eviction from the government, Essimi Menyé was admitted to a hospital in Yaoundé, the capital. While the grapevine was announcing his imminent arrest, for a case of misappropriation of about FCfa 10 billion during the sale of the assets of the Cameroonian bank Amity Bank to the Ivorian group Banque Atlantique, the former Minister of Finance was finally evacuated for health reasons after several weeks of negotiations with the Cameroonian public authorities.
He has been working as consultant at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an international financial institution which he had left when entering the Cameroonian government in 2007.