Gabon: the president of Fégafoot placed in police custody

Gabon: the president of Fégafoot placed in police custody  The president of the Gabonese football federation (Fegafoot) was placed in police custody in Libreville on Thursday as part of an investigation for non-denunciation of alleged sexual assaults of hundreds of children.  Pierre-Alain Mounguengui "has been in police custody since Thursday in connection with the sexual abuse case for non-disclosure," said a senior Fegafoot official, who requested anonymity.  "Pierre-Alain Mounguengui is accused of having covered up the alleged assaults committed by Patrick Assoumou Eyi" , former Gabonese football coach of the national under-17 team, Romain Molina , a French journalist at the AFP, told AFP. origin of the revelations at the end of December on the facts of pedophilia which affect Gabonese sport.   Very well known in Gabonese football under the nickname of "Capello" , Patrick Assoumou Eyi was the coach of the national under-17 team until 2017 and has since been technical director of the Gabonese football league . the Estuary, the province of the capital Libreville .  Accused of alleged sexual assault on hundreds of children, Patrick Assoumou Eyi was arrested at the end of December by the Gabonese police after filing a complaint for "act of pedophilia" .   Sports Minister Franck Nguema said, still in December, that Patrick Assoumou Eyi "would have abused hundreds of young boys in the course of his duties" .  The Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba , had for his part evoked a "very serious and unacceptable" affair and had instructed "to seize the Minister of Justice for the opening of a judicial investigation in the national football community for sexual abuse having been committed against children, boys and girls" , but also "to widen the investigation to all national sports federations" to "eradicate potential sexual predators" .    Germany: Trial of a Somali with schizophrenia  A young Somali suffering from psychological disorders is on trial for a stabbing attack perpetrated last year in Würzburg, in southern Germany, which left three people dead and several injured.  After considering an Islamist motive, the prosecution had requested the placement in a psychiatric hospital of the 25-year-old suspect shortly after the facts. The latter would indeed suffer from paranoid schizophrenia, which raises questions about his criminal responsibility.  As a result, the trial is not seeking a prison sentence, but a lasting placement in a psychiatric center, according to prosecutors.  "What may have motivated the defendant to commit the offenses charged, hatred or a religious motivation, and where what influence the defendant's mental illness may have played here, must be clarified at the main hearing. However, it is true that individual witnesses, as also stated in our motion, testified that the accused would have uttered Allahu Akbar'' argues Florian Weinzierl, spokesperson for the prosecution.  With a residence permit in Germany, the Somali who arrived in the country during the 2015 migration crisis had already had trouble with the justice system and stayed in a psychiatric hospital. The deadly attack had shocked Germany, several voices denouncing the failure of the migration policy of former Chancellor Angela Merkel.  Germany received between 2015 and 2016 more than a million asylum seekers, many of whom fled the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. The trial is expected to last until the end of September.

The president of the Gabonese football federation (Fegafoot) was placed in police custody in Libreville on Thursday as part of an investigation for non-denunciation of alleged sexual assaults of hundreds of children.

Pierre-Alain Mounguengui "has been in police custody since Thursday in connection with the sexual abuse case for non-disclosure," said a senior Fegafoot official, who requested anonymity.

"Pierre-Alain Mounguengui is accused of having covered up the alleged assaults committed by Patrick Assoumou Eyi" , former Gabonese football coach of the national under-17 team, Romain Molina , a French journalist at the AFP, told AFP. origin of the revelations at the end of December on the facts of pedophilia which affect Gabonese sport.


Very well known in Gabonese football under the nickname of "Capello" , Patrick Assoumou Eyi was the coach of the national under-17 team until 2017 and has since been technical director of the Gabonese football league . the Estuary, the province of the capital Libreville .

Accused of alleged sexual assault on hundreds of children, Patrick Assoumou Eyi was arrested at the end of December by the Gabonese police after filing a complaint for "act of pedophilia" .


Sports Minister Franck Nguema said, still in December, that Patrick Assoumou Eyi "would have abused hundreds of young boys in the course of his duties" .

The Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba , had for his part evoked a "very serious and unacceptable" affair and had instructed "to seize the Minister of Justice for the opening of a judicial investigation in the national football community for sexual abuse having been committed against children, boys and girls" , but also "to widen the investigation to all national sports federations" to "eradicate potential sexual predators" .

Germany: Trial of a Somali with schizophrenia

A young Somali suffering from psychological disorders is on trial for a stabbing attack perpetrated last year in Würzburg, in southern Germany, which left three people dead and several injured.

After considering an Islamist motive, the prosecution had requested the placement in a psychiatric hospital of the 25-year-old suspect shortly after the facts. The latter would indeed suffer from paranoid schizophrenia, which raises questions about his criminal responsibility.

As a result, the trial is not seeking a prison sentence, but a lasting placement in a psychiatric center, according to prosecutors.

"What may have motivated the defendant to commit the offenses charged, hatred or a religious motivation, and where what influence the defendant's mental illness may have played here, must be clarified at the main hearing. However, it is true that individual witnesses, as also stated in our motion, testified that the accused would have uttered Allahu Akbar'' argues Florian Weinzierl, spokesperson for the prosecution.

With a residence permit in Germany, the Somali who arrived in the country during the 2015 migration crisis had already had trouble with the justice system and stayed in a psychiatric hospital. The deadly attack had shocked Germany, several voices denouncing the failure of the migration policy of former Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germany received between 2015 and 2016 more than a million asylum seekers, many of whom fled the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. The trial is expected to last until the end of September.
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