Congo court jails six over deadly ammo dump blasts
A man rendered homeless sitting among the debris after the March 4, 2012 explosion at Mpila in Brazzaville. A court in the Republic of Congo has jailed six soldiers and acquitted 26 others held responsible for explosions at an ammunition dump that killed nearly 300 people last year. The Brazzaville criminal court late Monday sentenced the chief defendant, Corporal Kakom Kouack Blood, to 15 years' hard labour on conviction of wilfully setting fire to the ammunition depot of an armoured division in the capital.
Colonel Germain Ikonga Akindou, former chief quartermaster of the Congolese Armed Forces (FAC), was sentenced to five years in jail and fined 120 million CFA francs (183,000 euros / $242,000). Three non-commissioned officers were each jailed for two years and fined 200,000 FCFA (300 euros).... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Africa Review KenyaSimilar Stories