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nshom

i commend this boy for his courage to report this policeman. lets wait/watch and see. hope we will be updated as it unfolds

Emmanuel

The Post Newspaper
Fellow Cameroonians,
It seems I am crying alone in the desert about something I thought is so simple to understand. I am sure I am right because I did not invent it. I am simply drawing examples from other progressive nations. It simply concerns this issue of fighting corruption. I have written many articles in this and other forums questioning the method applied by the Cameroon government to battle corruption hoping that somebody will support me to highlight the issue. I have not been fortunate enough to read from anybody with my line of thinking. I find it unbelievable that this paper too has remained mute in relation to this government joke called WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION. I am happy the above article about the corrupt commissioner has been written to vindicate my position.
All along my concern was about the method the government applies to combat corruption. I have been wondering all along why the forces of law and order are not the ones to organize and wage this war. Why should the government waste time and money to form ineffective commissions to fight corruption at the same time spending huge sums of money to pay the police who are supposed to fight crime? Is corruption not a crime like any other? It seems the government has succeeded to make most Cameroonians believe that the police cannot fight corruption. Is this because they feel the police too is corrupt? What makes them think the commissions too are not made up of corrupt persons? Just imagine what the victim in this article had to do to expose the corrupt police boss. He had to consult a Human rights Lawyer. But Corruption is just another crime in the society. In a very strange way the government has succeeded in influencing public perception of the crime as an extraordinary activity with human rights connections. That is why this victim thought it appropriate to consult a Human Rights Lawyer. It is absolutely wrong because if we perceive it that way all other crimes would also qualify as human rights violations. There is no crime on earth that cannot be twisted to make a connection with the violation of human rights. The Cameroon government in an attempt to misdirect public focus from who the real criminals are and also to avoid a direct and real investigation by the trained and competent authority into corruption have succeeded to cunningly remove the police from the picture. Yet they still make Cameroonians believe the police are doing the job because when these ineffective commissions decide to get a scapegoat they simply invite the police to arrest that person. That way we believe it is the police doing the job. They have succeeded to make the war on corruption so complicated that to accuse any official of corruption by any common citizen is next to impossibility. Imagine what this victim had to go through only to end up consulting the wrong lawyer. What is so wrong for the head of any ministry to set aside a few millions as rewards to any police unit that successfully arrests prosecutes and and earn the conviction of a suspect? Let the minister of Higher education set aside ten million frs cfa to any commissioner whose unit successfully arrests a director of an institution who receives bribes to admit students into that institution. Such things are done in confidence and only the Minister and the police might even be in the know. The police are supposed to have been trained to organize investigative tactics which will lead to gathering irrefutable evidence, sometimes even caught live in camera. If such stings are organized it does not need up to three publicized successes to bring down corruption to manageable levels in Cameroon. The government too by tactfully circumventing the police in this fight has succeeded in making the public believe that the police themselves being truly corrupt cannot be trusted. But the police themselves can be investigated by their own. It simply needs planning. The police is just like any organ of the executive branch of government and should be monitored too. The possibility and willingness to investigate the police too is the only reason why they can successfully launch a war against corruption.The fight against corruption is supposed to be just like any other government activity. It is not supposed to have a beginning or an end. It is just one of the activities of government. It does not need a special approach. Everybody can become corrupt depending on the level of temptation or preasure. To avoid this a permanent instrument should be in place in the bureaucratic chain to control this crime. Now that these commissions have been formed, will they be permanent? If the corruption level drops will they be disbanded? At what point in time is it neccessary to launch a war against corruption for commissions to be created?
Any act of corruption in the society is one too many and must be dealt with immediately. It does not need a commission to do that. It is the duty of law enforcement to fight crime 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Corruption is just another crime and should be dealt with as such. Making it assume a different dimension, exaggerating its contributing factor among other criminal activities and thereby giving special treatment to it creates the possibility of selecting the battles in the war.
FON E

Emmanuel

The Post Newspaper
Fellow Cameroonians,
It seems I am crying alone in the desert about something I thought is so simple to understand. I am sure I am right because I did not invent it. I am simply drawing examples from other progressive nations. It simply concerns this issue of fighting corruption. I have written many articles in this and other forums questioning the method applied by the Cameroon government to battle corruption hoping that somebody will support me to highlight the issue. I have not been fortunate enough to read from anybody with my line of thinking. I find it unbelievable that this paper too has remained mute in relation to this government joke called WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION. I am happy the above article about the corrupt commissioner has been written to vindicate my position.
All along my concern was about the method the government applies to combat corruption. I have been wondering all along why the forces of law and order are not the ones to organize and wage this war. Why should the government waste time and money to form ineffective commissions to fight corruption at the same time spending huge sums of money to pay the police who are supposed to fight crime? Is corruption not a crime like any other? It seems the government has succeeded to make most Cameroonians believe that the police cannot fight corruption. Is this because they feel the police too is corrupt? What makes them think the commissions too are not made up of corrupt persons? Just imagine what the victim in this article had to do to expose the corrupt police boss. He had to consult a Human rights Lawyer. But Corruption is just another crime in the society. In a very strange way the government has succeeded in influencing public perception of the crime as an extraordinary activity with human rights connections. That is why this victim thought it appropriate to consult a Human Rights Lawyer. It is absolutely wrong because if we perceive it that way all other crimes would also qualify as human rights violations. There is no crime on earth that cannot be twisted to make a connection with the violation of human rights. The Cameroon government in an attempt to misdirect public focus from who the real criminals are and also to avoid a direct and real investigation by the trained and competent authority into corruption have succeeded to cunningly remove the police from the picture. Yet they still make Cameroonians believe the police are doing the job because when these ineffective commissions decide to get a scapegoat they simply invite the police to arrest that person. That way we believe it is the police doing the job. They have succeeded to make the war on corruption so complicated that to accuse any official of corruption by any common citizen is next to impossibility. Imagine what this victim had to go through only to end up consulting the wrong lawyer. What is so wrong for the head of any ministry to set aside a few millions as rewards to any police unit that successfully arrests prosecutes and and earn the conviction of a suspect? Let the minister of Higher education set aside ten million frs cfa to any commissioner whose unit successfully arrests a director of an institution who receives bribes to admit students into that institution. Such things are done in confidence and only the Minister and the police might even be in the know. The police are supposed to have been trained to organize investigative tactics which will lead to gathering irrefutable evidence, sometimes even caught live in camera. If such stings are organized it does not need up to three publicized successes to bring down corruption to manageable levels in Cameroon. The government too by tactfully circumventing the police in this fight has succeeded in making the public believe that the police themselves being truly corrupt cannot be trusted. But the police themselves can be investigated by their own. It simply needs planning. The police is just like any organ of the executive branch of government and should be monitored too. The possibility and willingness to investigate the police too is the only reason why they can successfully launch a war against corruption.The fight against corruption is supposed to be just like any other government activity. It is not supposed to have a beginning or an end. It is just one of the activities of government. It does not need a special approach. Everybody can become corrupt depending on the level of temptation or preasure. To avoid this a permanent instrument should be in place in the bureaucratic chain to control this crime. Now that these commissions have been formed, will they be permanent? If the corruption level drops will they be disbanded? At what point in time is it neccessary to launch a war against corruption for commissions to be created?
Any act of corruption in the society is one too many and must be dealt with immediately. It does not need a commission to do that. It is the duty of law enforcement to fight crime 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Corruption is just another crime and should be dealt with as such. Making it assume a different dimension, exaggerating its contributing factor among other criminal activities and thereby giving special treatment to it creates the possibility of selecting the battles in the war.
FON E

Ndiks

http://www.the-news-from-cameroon.com/article.php?category_id=32&article_id=660&page=

12 Gendarmes Fired For Corrupt Practises

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29 Jun 2007, 10:51 PM

Some 12 Gendarmerie officers of the Melen II Brigade in Yaounde were on June 20 fired from service for collaborating with men of the underworld and indulging in criminal and corrupt practises. The 12, headed by the Brigade Commander, Adjudant Chef Pierre Ewane Messape, were dismissed on June 12 and relieve of the duties for being unscrupulous and extortion. They were found guilty of collaborating with bandits and selling arms to them. They were also accused of not respecting the hierarchy and not working to protect citizens and their property.

The Brigade Commander was also accused of using his unit as hideout for men of the underworld and of sending out some of his boys to operate with robbers and of illegally releasing criminals in detention. Installing a new team, headed by a new Commander, Biagne Abedegue, the Secretary of State in charge of the National Gendarmerie, Jean Baptiste Bokam, called on them to shun acts of banditism and arms smulging. He said such acts only attract imprisonment and summary dismissal. He called on the new Commander and his 12 collaborators to work with the population and in the interest of the state and the people. He reminded them of the rules and regulations of the Gendarmerie.

The move to remove and fire the old team was saluted by many, especially the population of the neighbourhood as a step towards eradicating corruption in the country and especially within the armed forces. It should be recalled that in November 2006, another Gendarmerie Commander of the Effoulan II Brigade, still in Yaounde, was removed from his post for similar reasons and transferred to Ngaoundere.

Emmanuel

Please Ndiks
Let's not get carried away. It is lawlessness that brings about corruption and all other crimes. If the state does not become a state of law, corruption can never be controlled. This method not a fight against corruption. It is a rage against some unfortunate people who happen to be corrupt or criminals. Except a portion of the story is missing this is chaos in the making and things can only get worse. When the system decides to fight against corruption, suspects should be accused charged and tried in a court of law. If found guilty they are sentenced according to the law equally. If what you just reported about these individuals is accurate, is mere dismisal from their jobs enough? How many people must have lost their lives through their criminal behaviour? What section of the penal code justifies a mere dismisal from a job of a person who was involved directly or indirectly in the numerous violent crimes they have committed? Is borrowing out government issued weapons to whoever not a crime in itself? Is abuse of public confidence by habouring and protecting dangerous criminals not a serious crime itself? If we go into the court system these guys will each have dozens of separate charges against that a mere dismissal from their positions is just a mockery of the so called fight against corruption. The crime these guys committed according to your story is many times worse than that of the former General manager of FEICOM. The amount of money does not matter because no amount can replace a human life and only a court of law is competent to decide in the interest of the public what sort of punishment can fit this horrible criminal act. The head of the Gendarmerie in Cameroon should have had nothing to do with their punishment. Only the courts should do that. He did not have to dismiss them without due process. If this Gendarme boss was in the deal too does it mean they would have gone free? So what becomes of another crime in which he is involved? Or you think being a boss means he cannot get involved?
We cannot fight one illegality with another.
I repeat what I stated above that only a state of law can control corruption. Anything out of that order is child's play
Fon E.

dimle

Dear all,Im glad someone has the courage to expose this rogue of a'commissioner'.He is nothing but a conman.He terrorised all taxi drivers(including the banwa ones),he harrased road traders stole lost and forgotten items from police stations and yet he was promoted to pp office in Buea.Giving cheese to a rat!This man needs to be brought down from his high horse.He tried to steal land from his neighbor at sokolo and when he couldn't because the land was fenced he built a massive wall infront of the gate thereby blocking access into this beautiful compound!What jealousy and envy!He is a vampire living off people's sweat.He is going to die of bribery and one day soon he will meet his match.If everyone were to write a complaint about this ugly man it will fill a book!just do a voxpop about him in Limbe!He is a nasty piece of work and a disgrace to his family!SHAME on you NKEGASONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fon

Fon Emmanuel,
That was a wonderful piece from you. I buy your views on this issue of fighting corruption in toto.

Our society is a disgrace. Don´t think those in high places are ignorant of the points you have advanced. Nobody should decieve you that Biya has any intention to fight corruption. The CPDM is built on corruption; any real fight launched against corruption will immediately lead to the collapse of the CPDM, a thing Biya will never accept to happen.

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