According to the relatives of the former General Manager of CRTV, he was relieved after his arrest.
The already pretty impressive list of people arrested as part of Operation Sparrowhawk has lengthened on July 29, 2016. That day, Amadou Vamoulke, suspected of embezzling 2.8 billion FCFA in the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) was imprisoned in the Kondengui prison in Yaounde. The former director general of the national radio and television office, sacked just a earlier, however, was not surprised by his arrest.
The information is contained in L’Oeil du Sahel published on 1 August. “The day before, according to some indiscretions, the man was serene, not ignorant of the fate that awaited him the next day. His only concern revolved around the reaction of his family, including his children, ” one reads from the newspaper.
Weeks before his arrest, the former GM of the CRTV had been serving a ban from leaving the country. “I must say that since 1 July 2016, the Special Criminal Court (SCC) had issued a requisition prohibiting him from leaving the country,” says our colleague.
About the quarreled amount, Mr. Vamoulke is convinced that this is a hole left in the coffers of CRTV by his predecessor, Gervais Mendo Ze, himself today behind bars. “Amadou Vamoulke, has always said that the 2.8 billion FCFA quarreled represent the gap between the amount shown on accounting documents he signed when taking service, and what he actually found in the coffers of the structure when Professor Gervais Mendo Ze left the reins of CRTV “, the biweekly further explains.
Like the other prisoners of this operation called fight against corruption and embezzlement of public funds, Mr. Vamoulke claims to be a victim of a conspiracy. The newspaper reveals a statement he made while he was still free. “The strength of the people who denigrate is they do not have the burden of proof. It is you who are denigrated who have winded to prove that what they say is false. But, by the very fact that you have been denigrated, it is as if you threw mud on your white shirt, and you then need to spend time to clean and explain, “he said. Explanations that he will have to provide to the provide justice.