Cameroonians have reacted with outrage on social media, after viewing a video of a young girl in Kumba being forced to ‘play with herself’ on Camera.
In the video, the culprit who calls himself Epie, continuously ordered the young girl to undress and insert her fingers in her private for running away with his F CFA 2500.
Despite the teenager’s pleas, Epie vehemently says in the video that he would make the footage public. This, according to him, will serve as punishment and a lesson to other girls.
This reporter found out that the duo live in Kumba, South West region of Cameroon. Epie, after publishing the video is reportedly on the run in Dubai.
After the video went viral on social media on Monday, May 29. Cameroonians took to social media to condemn the act. Using the hashtag #findepie, they demanded the whereabouts of Epie and called for justice. In the backlash most women have been tweeting how deplorable men still regard the women folk in the country.
In recent times, Cameroon’s rate of sex extortion has increased. Many now use social media as a means of revenge. It is common place to find porn videos of young girls posted by ex-boyfriends of theirs. Most times the victims are blamed and shamed for producing the videos in the first place while others sympathise with them.
However, many are of the opinion that Cameroon needs more stronger laws which protect women from cyber bullying and perpetrators of gender violence.