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Cameroon: Three State officials arrested over passport fraud in Yaounde

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A clandestine network of three State officials allegedly involved in the illicit fabrication of Cameroon passport have been dismantled by the police and presented to the press yesterday in Yaounde.

The suspects include; Angoa George Emmanuel, Administrative official in the Ministry of Public contracts, Ngoh David Marlin who works with border police and Senior Police Constable, and Olondo Estelle Nadia working at the 5th District public security Police Station.

They are accused of collecting exorbitant amounts of money from passport applicants against quick delivery.

Police sources say they were arrested in Yaounde on February 20, while attempting to extort a huge amount of money from a Cameroonian student based in Canada who had returned to the country to renew her passport.

According to Police authorities, the suspects asked the student to give them four hundred thousand frs instead of the seventy-eight thousands required to have the passport renewed within days.

The student reportedly went to the General Delegation for National Security to report the case, after which an investigation was opened and the suspects arrested.

These State officials are said to have confessed after being questioned by officers of the investigation unit of the General Delegation for National Security in Yaounde.

Speaking to the press yesterday, Police Superintendent Meva Vincent de Paul who carried out the investigation warned users that those who are caught giving or receiving more than the official fare for the production of passports will be arrested on charges of corruption.



Published on 28.04.2020

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