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CCC Batibo Robbed, Army Sergeant Amongst Those Arrested

A huge crowd quickly gathered in front of the Brigade Batibo

A huge crowd quickly gathered in front of the Brigade Batibo

CCC PLC Batibo

CCC PLC Batibo

A former sergeant in the Cameroonian Army, and an accomplice have been arrested in Batibo, Momo Division after breaking into the Community Credit Company PLC (CCC PLC) on the night of Wednesday breaking Thursday July 17, 2014.

The two presently under custody include one Meba Meba Aime Stephane a sergeant in the national army and Lukong Bernard Ngah identified by his ID as a driver in Douala. Other members of the gang are still at large

Both men were arrested thanks to the swift collaboration of the forces of law and order, security guards, the judicial department Batibo and Bali and some commercial motorcycle riders.

 The bandits reportedly gained access into the bank with the use of heavy lifting levers, bolt cutters and a pressure bar machine, then tied the window to their car before ripping it off. They were spotted by the night watchman of the bank who was  in a secluded part of the compound, and the night watchman of another bank situated across the road.  They alerted CCC officials who intend alerted the state council for Batibo.

the Bolt cutter used to gained access into the Building

the Bolt cutter used to gained access into the Building

The bandits successfully made away with an undisclosed amount of money before the forces of law and order were tip off. The State council for Batibo was informed and intend he informed his colleague of Bali who called the president of the Commercial Bikes in Bali who immediately rallied a team at about 3 am and headed for Batibo when they encountered a group of the bandits in a Toyota Rav4 with only the chaisis number.

The abandoned Rav4

The abandoned Rav4

The bandits reportedly made a u-turn and headed back towards Batibo when they realized that they had been cornered as the gendarmes from Batibo had also mounted a chase. They took a turn towards the Koplap water catchment in Bali, a road that leads to a dead end. They were forced to abandon their vehicle and took to their heels.

While back in Batibo, some resident noticed the strange behavior of Meba Meba and Lukong and immediately approached them as they tried to board one of the cars they had used in the operation. The two were apprehended and transferred to the Gendarmerie Brigade Batibo. The sum of 2.5 million was recovered from the two.

I took the intervention of Hon. Mbah Ndam to calm the angry mob

I took the intervention of Hon. Mbah Ndam to calm the angry mob

As daylight dawn, a huge crowd soon gathered at the gendarmerie in an attempt to lynch the detained bandits. The Rapid Intervention Battalion of the Army (BIR) was called in but could not contend the crowd. More reinforcement was brought in from the Legion in Bamenda. The two were later transferred to Bamenda where they are assisting the gendarmes to track their accomplices.

By Cromwell Richy Mudam in Batibo.

 

 

 

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