The Kumba Magistrate’s Court in the South West Region of Cameroon, has slammed a 40 month prison terms on two youngsters guilty of impersonating fighters of the secessionist Ambazonia Defence Forces (ADF) to extort money from the population.
Judges issued the ruling on Thursday, August 9 as the matter was heard in open court. They duo pleaded guilty of acts of impersonation, harassment and extortion. The National Times gathered that besides the sentences, the duo were equally slammed fines varying in different amounts.
It is reported that the duo were arrested around the Kumba-Town neighbourhood recently trying to extort money from potential victims under the guise of being Ambazonia Fighters.
Thursday’s ruling at the Magistrate’s Court comes at a time when unknown youths are harassing city dwellers in Kumba daily, requesting for huge amounts of money and other materials as support to the secessionists’ movement.
Besides, just over three weeks ago, the Meme administration presented to the public two youngsters caught in the same practice. The duo, Marck Teboh and Thomas Agbor Junior, a father of two had collected over FCFA 400,000 from families and business persons under threats.
Teboh and Agbor are still being detained and are expected to stand trial for their actions in the days ahead. Police arrested them after a tipoff from one of their potential victims.
The Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) for Meme, Chamberlin Ntou’ou Ndong, has repeatedly challenged the population to denounce such persons at the appropriate quarters for actions to be initiated.