Cameroon – Eseka railway accident: Total Cameroon and insurance companies targeted by lawyers

Written by Deckson N.

The Group for the defense of the interests of the victims has in its line of sight other French companies.

According to Le Messager on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, the group of lawyers wants to involve Total Cameroun and Thanry, a company based in Congo-Brazzaville, client of Cameroon Railways (CAMRAIL) in wood transport. According to Toungoua, who reports this information, the oil company has been a partner of the Bolloré Group since the construction of the Kribi-Doba pipeline.

Indeed, members of the group of lawyers have spoken with the Cameroonian society of forensic pathologists to establish necessary links of collaboration in the conduct of all procedures related to this disaster.

Moreover, Me Tougoua marks especially his astonishment that contrary to the norm, the author of the accident also wants to manage the compensation component as if he were the insurer. The collective wrote to the President of the Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (ASAC) asking for indications on the flower of a million and a half CFA francs paid to each of the victims who lost someone in this Drama, says the daily.

In the same vein, the group also said that it had also seized the Secretary General of the International Conference of the Insurance Market (CIMA) in Libreville Gabon, for the opening of an investigation on ACTIVA and ASCOMA. And for good reason, stresses Me Tougoua, they would have impunity invested in the compensation of the victims, although prohibited voluntary insurance by Articles 1, 2 and 203 of the CIMA code.

We do not want to slip into compensating victims. We have appealed to the Ministry of Finance, the insurance supervisory authority, to exercise its right of scrutiny on this case, the sensitivity of which is undeniable. So much for human lives, “Tougoua said.

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