Cameroon – Douala: A policeman in trouble for extorting five million CFA francs from a trader in Douala

Written by Deckson N.

Presently, the accused, a peacekeeper, is in custody at the gendarmerie of Ndogbong.

The information is reported by the newspaper Le Jour edition of 31 August 2016. Tong Tong, a peacekeeper in service to the Special Rapid Intervention Teams (ESIR) was placed in custody on 30 August at the gendarmerie of Ndogbong in Douala.

According to the newspaper, the police officer was caught in the scam and crime of aggression in the home of a trader residing in a mini cite located a stone’s throw from the Winners’ Chapel church in Ndogbong neighborhood in Douala, Littoral region. He was taken with one of his three accomplices. The two others who accompanied them so far have managed to desert the scene, taking with them a sum of five million CFA francs, two computers and a mobile phone belonging to the victim.

According to information gathered at the home of the victim, it all started around five o’clock this Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. William opened his door to four men in civilian attire who posed as part of a police unit specializing in fight against cybercrime. They then notified him that they came to arrest him for an offense relating to this dangerous activity. William, who lives with his small business seemed lost. So he resisted one of his tormentors, who tried to handcuff him by force and refused to identify himself. Meanwhile the other three clearly under the orders of the police officer who claims to be knowledgeable about William endeavored to search the nooks and crannies of the house. They come out with a sum of five million CFA francs, “reports the daily.

It is with the help of a close relative of the victim that the imposters were arrested and they were helped by a para commando of a security company. The scammers dodged mob justice.

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