VIDEO: Human Rights Activists helps recover 370,000 CFA that was forcefully withdrawn from an Anglophone in Douala, calls in Gendarme officer for questioning
A Cameroonian human rights activist, Mr. Tambe Tiku, helped recover 370,000 CFA francs that were forcefully taken from a young Cameroonian in Douala by a Gendarme officer.
This has become a common occurrence in towns across Cameroon, especially in the English-speaking regions, where citizens are unlawfully asked to unlock their phones and money is withdrawn from them.
The latest incident happened in Douala, where a Gendarme officer forcefully asked the victim to open his phone. After discovering the amount he had in his Mobile Money account, the officer forced him to transfer 370,000 CFA francs to the officer’s account. The victim called 1523, a number belonging to human rights activist Mr. Tambe Tiku, and reported the incident. Mr. Tambe immediately left Buea for Douala, called in the Gendarme officer for questioning, and recovered the victim’s money, returning it to him.
Many people have applauded the human rights activist’s actions online.
Watch the video below:
I want to commend the relentless efforts of Mr. Tambe Tiku in the fight against police harassment & extortion in #Cameroon.
Uniform officers have a duty to maintain law and order, and protect citizens and their properties not to harass and steal from them.#StopPoliceHarassment pic.twitter.com/2cQ07Xk6JP
— Enowbachem Agbor (@EnowAgbor_T) June 8, 2023