For having shot dead the administrator of a hospital in Kinshasa, police officer Gaëtan Ekawa, so far untraceable, was sentenced Thursday to death by the Military High Court of the capital of DRC. The person in whose name he acted was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
In case he is caught by the police, Gaetan Ekawa, said Ekanga Nyama will be executed. The policeman was sentenced Thursday to death by the military High Court of Kinshasa. Because of the Belvis Nkuku Ilo case named after the managing director of Vijana Hospital, a public institution located in Lingwala commune.
Acting on behalf of the Kinshasa provincial minister of the interior, Dolly Makambo Nawezi, whose bodyguard he was, Ekanga Nyama shot and killed Nkuku Ilo at the end of last October following a « land dispute », such as the had meant General Sylvano Kasongo, chief of police in Kinshasa.
If he escaped a suspension of his post as provincial minister, thanks to the support of members including those of his formation, the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) of the former head of state Joseph Kabila Dolly Makambo could not get away with the rigor of the law.
The former mayor of Gombe commune has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for « inciting the military to commit acts contrary to homework and discipline, » reports local website 7sur7.cd.
Same sentence for Serge Kamanda, driver of Dolly Makambo and Bakachuraki Semeyi, owner of the ground at the origin of the litigation.
The security guard Jacques Akilimani will spend two years behind bars for « arbitrary arrest by accessory », according to a Congolese daily that also indicates that the convicts were immediately taken to the Ndolo prison.
It remains to be seen whether the defendants or the civil party will appeal these sentences. However, this murder raises once again the problem of the legality and the legitimacy of the orders given by officials to the agents of the order.
But the DRC is far from the only African country to have this character trait.