The very controversial Gervais Lakosso is the reason of a judicial scandal in Bangui that is not being called one.
In this country where fundamental rights and democratic freedoms are often ignored, where justice asleep, used to be in the service of the dominant and the powerful; more susceptible to the influences of lobbies, political as well as financial, the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bangui, in no time apprehended LAKOSSO and his sidekick MOKWAPI.
It’s very surprising on so many different levels, as the country is known to be a no-go zone, filled with a Justice just set as a decoration. That why this judicial quick action is highly questionable.
What kind of crime did these two men commit, to deserve such police speed to arrest them?
Their only crime is to not get lethal means of violence, like rebel movements and other criminal gangs like Seleka and Anti-Balaka militias.
Even the head of State Faustin Touadera himself, disrespects the laws of his country in a recent case, when, fearing of reprisal, he sent a directive to judges, ordering the immediate release of all Anti-Balaka rebels being in trial.
The General Prosecutor of Bangui silently objected, but steered clear of lending against this illegal action.
And who else among the usual noisy politicians had opened mouth to denounce this also?
Elsewhere in the provinces, the numerous crimes committed by the Seleka alliance, taking just in account those of the past few weeks, seem be hidden by the wilful blindness of the Power. As if those crimes perpetrated, he couldn’t see them.
On the other side Anti-Balaka armedmen again become murderers highwaymen, renewing with cannibalism. Justice did not rush to investigate, and even less to interview one of their leaders, the well known Patrice Edouard Ngaïssona, having all the privileges and immunities in Bangui. As being the CAR football federation chairman, he is free as a bird.
Soon, almost 50% of the area of Centrafric will be under the control of the Seleka militias, where, they had their growing nests, running places as they want – Whatever happens, the country is really cut in two -This also does not appear to exist …..Because the swift action of Justice there too, failed, or has a highly selective blindness!
WITH ALL OF THAT, IS THE DDRR PROCESS REALLY SERIOUS OR JUST A DISTRACTION?
The persistence of these practices is explained by the impunity guaranteed to those perpetrators of serious human rights violations. and, above all, the enormous pressures brought to bear on magistrates.
It was in this background that these two bozos (real dummies, because they have put themselves at risk, by falling in the nets of a subjective justice, becoming easy sacrificial victims, for a Power In process of political settling of scores with the KNK party, suspected of being manipulators of LAKOSSO) defenceless, they were easy prey to Gov. & MINUSCA.
Who is going to believe lies spread by Vlad. Monteiro, the (UN) MINUSCA’s spokesperson, denying any involvement of the organ in the centrafricano-centrafrican affairs?
Parfait Onyanga Anyanga cannot stop acting that way, it is not a secret, everybody knows.
Everybody seems to forget that Parfait Onyanga Anyanga’s chaps killed 6 civilians on Oct. 24, how about the investigation?
And if one day an investigation takes place, MINUSCA in no way cannot be within. They are the defendants.
Indeed, in civil law countries, one cannot be both judge and jury.
EVIDENCE OF GOV’S WEAKNESS
A country that targets only weak people, forgetting the big ones, is itself weak.
Because, either all criminals are caught, or nobody is prosecuted.
The weak central authority is not capable of governing the huge country with its many natural resources, incapable to cope threats from armed groups, killing civilians daily. Instead of taking its responsibility, it prefers to attack small pigeons, easy to catch.
As stated above, the central authority believes that the rage of the population against the passivity of the MINUSCA to tackle violence, is a manipulation of the political parties, especially from the Bozize’s KNK party, using Lakosso as a puppet to create unrests within the country, knowing that Lakosso never made a secret that he liked the former president outset from Power.
As a consequence of this, rather than tackling the issue vigorously and clear-sightedly, the government prefers to dodge and weave in pseudo-political calculations of plot, having nothing to do with the real nature of difficulties.
As Anicet Dologuélé recently noted: “You cannot steer with the distrust”.
The arrests of leaders of the Working Group of the civil society (GSTC) are a judicial hypocrisy.
So far NO, justice has not been done.
Doing its job would have consisted in:
1- Questioning the murderers of October 24’s day, or at least, forcing the MINUSCA to take their statements and open an investigation.
2- Mrs Lakosso and Mokwapi, as things stand, can be heard by justice only as witnesses, certainly not expecting to be imprisoned, and without being brought before a judge. Incredible!
To Be passed into custody implies that the prosecutor must do so, on the basis of unassailable proof against the defendants. What is so far not the case in this instance.
THE CASE FILE IS EMPTY, AS JUDICIAL INVESTIGATION HAS NOT BEEN OPENED
The charges of attacking the internal security of the State, is such a puerility, such a debility; that just have to laugh.
If so, what rebels Seleka and Anti-Balaka use to do are not attacking the internal security of the State?
Who was so naive to believe that with TOUADERA in office, CAR would have ended with banana republics’ questionable Mafia practices?
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