REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON
IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF CAMEROON
“JUDGMENT”
PART 1: THE HEADING
IN THE HIGH COURT OF FAKO DIVISION HOLDEN AT BUEA
BEFORE HIS WORSHIP JUSTICE MBOGGE WILSON EBONG NGOLE
WITH HIM Me TOUKAM JUSTINE AS REGISTRAR IN ATTENDANCE
THIS TUESDAY THE 21ST DAY OF NOVEMBER 2017
Suit No HCF/017C/2017
BETWEEN
THE PEOPLE OF CAMEROON ……………………….. APPLICANT
Vs
NDIMAI JEFFREY SIMO ………………….. ACCUSED (Aged 25 years)
PARTIES: Accused present
Prosecution witnesses all absent
CHARGE: Indecency to child under sixteen and kidnapping, contrary to and punishable
under SECTION 346(3) and 352 of the Penal Code
APPEARANCES: Mr. Emmanuel Kilo Ngwa for the People of Cameroon
PROSECUTION WITNESSES: None
DEFENCE WITNESSES: One, the accused, Ndimai Jeffrey Simo
COURT NOTE: There were no prosecution witnesses. Judgment delivered in open court.
PART II – THE REASONING
The accused was charged on a two count charge with indecency to a child under the age of
sixteen contrary to Section 346(3) of the Penal Code and Kidnapping of child contrary to
Section 352 of the same code. On arraignment the accused pleaded not guilty to both
counts. The learned Deputy State Counsel who was representing the prosecution applied
for an adjournment to enable the prosecution prepare their case by calling their witnesses
who were absent. When the matter came on for hearing on the adjourned date, i.e, 10 th
October, 2017, the learned Deputy State Counsel informed the court that the witnesses for
the prosecution were still absent. The Deputy State Counsel then tendered the entire case
file built by the Central Police Station, Buea, in respect of this case and the statement of

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