Cameroon :Gendarmes trail bereaved CPDM councillor

Gendarmes trail bereaved CPDM councillor over allegations of messing up village funds

Gendarmerie elements in Kumba, Southwest Region, are currently trailing Councillor Kingsley Esue of Mbonge Council over allegations of messing up village funds.

Esue, who is currently grappling with the chieftaincy stool of Kombone Town Village, with a certain Eric Sakwe, is said to have been summoned to the gendarmerie following a complaint by some village elders.

The Councillor, who bears the title of Chief of Kombone Town, even as arguments prolong over the stool, was reportedly thrown behind bars, but later released after investigations were opened into the matter.

Thisis unfolding at a time when the traditional ruler cum Councillor is mourning the death of Mayor William Ekong of Mbonge Council.

Esue is Chairman of one of the development committees of the Mbonge Council and a close ally of the deceased Mayor.


Quizzed on the sidelines of a CPDM joint Sections conference held in Kumba on February 6, Chief Esue debunked the allegations.He told The Post that the information being spread is false and must be the work of his detractors. He further stated that there is no problem in his village regarding missing funds.

Esue, however, admitted there was a problem but averred that the situation is currently under control and is village was moving on well.

However, the other challenger to the Kombone throne, Eric Sakwe, a student of the Higher Technical Teachers Training College HTTTC, Kumba, has not given his quest to mount the Kombone Town stool.

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