REVEALED: FATHER OF MISSING GIRL SPEAKS ABOUT THE SCENARIO THAT UNFOLDED LEADING TO THE SENTENCE OF BALIKUMBAT MAYOR.

As reported by ngoketunjiaonline, the Mayor of Balikumbat Council was sentenced to eight years in prison http://www.ngoketunjiaonline.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/balikumbat-mayor-and-four-others-sentenced-to-eight-years-in-prison with respect to the disappearance of a girl he is suspected of being in connection with.

ngoketunjiaonline decided to meet the father of the girl, Mr Nwanyeck Philips  JOGURU QUARTER, Balikumbat to find out what exactly happened and he made startling revelations. Follow the interview below.

Journalist: Mr Nwanyeck Philips, what actually happened between you and Mr Wasum Augustine, Mayor of Balikumbat before he was sentenced to eight years in prison?

Mr Nwanyek: Well, Mr Journalist, giving you the answer to this question of yours; I will say it all started on the 16th of july, 2015 when my children left the compound to watch a football match at the Catholic School field, in Joguru; that is my quarter in BAlikumbat village. At about 08:30pm, two of my children came running back into the compound. They entered my bedroom, where I was in bed, suffering from a cold, and told me that on their way back, some unknown persons came out of the bush and took away their sister. I immediately took my flashlight and went with them to the site where the incident had taken place. When I arrived, I looked for traces trying to spot signs of footsteps but it very dark already, this was impossible.

I then immediately alerted my family and we went round the quarter looking for my daughter till the morning of the 17th. At about 7:00am, when we realized we could not find her, I went to the Balikumbat Police station to deposit a complaint against an unknown person. Since it was a market day, the elements were out on patrol. I was asked to come back in the afternoon. When I came back in the afternoon, they were not on seat. I left for Bamenda to inform my sister who lives there. While in Bamenda, the cold I earlier complained of; developed into a fever which kept me down till Sunday the 19th of July, 2015.

On my return home in Balikumbat, my children gave me a “convocation” from the Balikumbat Gendarmerie, which required me to have reported there the previous day, 18th July, 2015. The next day, Monday 20th, I wrote to the Brigade Commander asking for permission to go to the hospital because of my situation, after which I would come to see him. At the hospital, the doctor asked me to take a 7days of bed rest. He issued a medical certificate to this effect and he asked me to come back on the 29th of July, 2015. Realizing that I had run out of finances, I decided to rush to my sister in Bamenda in order to get some money on the 21st of July.

Very early in the morning, on my way to Ndop where I intended to take a vehicle to Bamenda, I saw my missing daughter, standing by the roadside. I asked the bike driver who was transporting me to stop. I asked my daughter where she had been all that while. As she was trying to narrate the story, the bike driver said he was going to abandon me there if I was going to delay. I decided to take her along up to 3 Corners Bamali Junction where bikes are abundant. Having seen the daughter I have been looking for, when we reached Bamali, I decided to take some time to get her entire narrative and she took her time to tell me.

As she was returning with her brothers from the field on that faithful day, three persons, Mr Wasum Augustine, Mayor of Balikumbat Council, Bobga Maxwell and Nyue Divine came out of a nearby bush and hijacked her from the midst of her brothers. They took her to the house of one Sama Gilbert. There, they gave her a letter which they compelled her to copy in her handwriting. Thinking that if she obeyed she would be allowed to go home, she complied. When she was done, Mr Wasum Augustine told her she was to spend the night with Sama Gilbert after which she was to be moved to his compound the next day, i.e on the 17th of July, 2015, early in the morning.

She passed the night there and early in the morning, Petkungha Husseni Wasum, a junior brother to Mr Wasum Augustine, came and took her and Sama Gilbert on a motorbike to a room in the compound of Mr Wasum Augustine. There, they placed a white piece of cloth on the floor. A medicine bag made of leopard skin was also placed on the cloth. They took a live cock and asked her to hold the head. She refused. All the six who were there shouted at her, threatening to kill her. Having no options, she held the head of the cock as she was told. Mr Wasum Augustine took out two sharp knives from the bag. He used one to cut the neck of the cock causing the blood to drip on the bag. Next, he took out a small bottle from the bag. From it, he poured into his left palm a black concoction which he mixed with the blood and compelled her to lick with her tongue. When she did so, Mr Wasum Augustine then told her that as she has eaten this medicine, if she was asked about the letter anywhere, she must say that “It is your father Nwanyeck Philip who asked you to write it against me, Mr Wasum Augustine. If you try to tell anybody that we gave you the letter to copy, you will die! ”

Having done this, Mr Wasum Augustine then took out his phone and called Talam Simon, Director of CEAC Balikumbat asking him to wait for them because they were bringing her to his residence for temporal custody. There she was kept in a room. After about an hour, she was taken to the Balkumbat Gendarmerie Brigade where she was asked to sign a statement testifying that her father had asked her to write a letter against the Mayor, Mr Wasum Augustine. At the end of this procedure, the Mayor took her in his car back to his house where she was kept in a room up to the early hours of July 21st when he came with a bag of dresses, and asked her to dress up because a bike driver was waiting to move her to the roadside from where she was to be taken to Babungo village where he had arranged for her to be staying until she will be brought to court to testify against her father. The bike dropped her by the road side and it was there that I saw her. That is the story my daughter narrated to me.

I then took her to Ndop Motor Park en route for Bamenda. But as we were about to board the public transport vehicle, somebody gripped me from behind. It was Nyue Divine, one of the people my daughter had talked about. Just minutes later, Mr Wasum Augustine arrived the scene with security forces from Balikumbat. Sir; that is how the matter started. I was detained at the Gendarmerie Brigade in Balikumbat and later transferred to Ndop Production Prison. During the time I was detained at the Brigade, my daughter was again whisked off by Mr Wasum Augustine. And since then I have never set my eyes on her.

When I was released from Ndop several days later, I sued the Mayor, Mr Wasum Augustine for kidnapping my daughter. That is what happened, Mr Journalist.

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Mr. Nwanyeck Philips

Journalist: There have been widespread rumours that the case has been politically motivated. Do you agree with that?

Mr Nwanyek: I disagree with that but I can partly say yes. I disagree because all along, none of my political friends, I mean militants of the CPDM (I am a militant of the CPDM party, I’m currently a councilor meaning I hold a political position.) None of them have ever supported me in the fight for my daughter! When I say yes, it is also because it is evident that Mr Wasum Augustine sat down and calculated how he could wipe me out of the Balikumbat council and to make it impossible for me to ever be a councilor again. Mr Journalist I can tell you that with proof. You cannot imagine that my daughter got missing on the 16th of July, 2015. We had a council session on the 25th of August, about a month after, and the invitation prepared for me was seized by the Mayor Mr Wasum Augustine! Furthermore, Mr Journalist, on the 24th of August 2015, when the Finance Committee (of which I am member) was meeting, a fellow Councilor gave me the information just hours before commencement. On reaching there, I asked the Secretary General why he did not invite me. He said he left my invitation at the office corridor and thought I had picked it up from there. When I went into the Council Chambers, the Mayor Mr Wasum Augustine came and drove me out. He said I was a “killer”, that I was “Boko Haram”. He said I should never come near the Council premises again. I was surprised to hear such things coming from a personality of his status. As he was saying these things, some Councilors who were there tried to intervene but it turned out to be a forum for insults.

Again, after the Council session, Mr Wasum Augustine refused to pay my sitting allowance. It took the intervention of the S.D.O for Ngoketunjia before it was paid. Sir, with all these, I can conclude that Mr Wasum Augustine wanted to send me out of the political arena. But Mr Journalist, my case is that my daughter is missing. Politically motivated? No! No! No! Mr Wasum Augustine is simply responsible for her disappearance.

Journalist: For how long have you been separated from your daughter?

Mr Nwanyek: Today July 22, 2016 marks one year, one day exactly.

Journalist: O.K. Mr Nwanyek Philip, even though we are not in court, do you have proof that your daughter is in the keeping of Mr Wasum Augustine?

Mr Nwanyek: I have proof. And that is what I presented in court before he and his accomplices were sentenced to 8 years in prison each.

Journalist: Should your daughter be brought to you, what will be your next step?

Mr Nwanyek: I am talking to you, I am a notable in Balikumbat and a Muslim. I have the fear of the Almighty. I do not want anybody to suffer. My friend Wasum Agustine and the five others are in prison because of the crime they committed not because I purposefully intended sending them there. As of now, if they bring back my daughter I will say no more case. But what they have done is a crime against the law and therefore I will leave them in the hands of the law.

Journalist: In the court of law, did they accept that they will bring back your daughter or they still insisted that she is not in their keeping?

Mr Nwanyek: They said they were not keeping her but the statement they made is just equivalent to “beating about the bush.”

Journalist: Sir, we learned that from time immemorial, you and Mr Wasum have been friends. Are you now enemies?

Mr Nwanyek: No! No! No! I can never be enemy with anybody. Even if I am to be an enemy to any other person, it should not be Mr Wasum Augustine. But, concerning my daughter, I am very disappointed!

Journalist: Sir, I learned the court has said you are claiming 30millon francs CFA. Have they paid the money? If they pay, will you collect it?

Mr Nwanyek: I made a claim of 50millon francs CFA and 30millon francs CFA was awarded. That claim was not made because my daughter is missing. It is intended to cover expenses engaged during the stressful search for my daughter. It involved the transportation and mobilization of several people as well as other expenditures. They have not paid the money. Instead, I learned, they have sent in an appeal motion. I am waiting for the 30millon francs CFA to be paid. I am waiting…

Journalist: Thank you, Mr Nwanyek for accepting to talk to the Guardian Post newspaper!

Mr Nwanyek: I also thank you Mr Journalist for coming.

INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CHRISTIAN TEBONG NDANJI IN BALIKUMBAT ON 22ND JULY, 2016 

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NGOKETUNJIA DIVISION CELEBRATES THE APPOINTMENT OF A FATHERLY FATHER TO THE POST OF REGIONAL DELEGATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION FOR THE NORTH WEST REGION.

It took less than 10 minutes for people to start trooping into the compound of Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh after it was announced on 5pm CRTV news that he was appointed Regional Delegate of Secondary Education for North West Region. Before his appointment, Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh was Divisional Delegate of Secondary Education for Ngoketunjia Division. Going by the ministerial arête, Mombakued Victor Yewoh replaces Mr. SUNJO George who is been asked to serve a deserved rest. Another Ministerial Arête of the same day Mr. FORKUM MBAH ROLAND replaces Mr. Mombakued Victor as Divisional Delegate of Secondary Education for Ngoketunjia Division.

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PEOPLE AWAITS NEWLY APPOINTED REGIONAL DELEGATE

At 6pm on Friday the 05th of August 2016, ngoketunjiaonline team visited the Ndop residence of Mr. Mombakued Victor thinking they were too early to come and wish him congratulation upon his brilliant appointment only to meet tens of people ranging from his close collaborators, principals, teachers, friends, family members and loved ones. Though the new regional delegate was not in the house, it did not in any way stop people from celebrating.

It was upon the arrival of Mr. Barbing Joseph Samgwa that others even knew that the new regional delegate was not in the house and that he was on his way back from Bamenda. This information was received with allot of delight as everyone was anxiously waiting for his arrival.  It was at exactly 6:34pm that Mr. Mombakued Victor alighted from his vehicle with his spouse all the way from Bamenda and revealed that they got the news thanks to someone who called him while he was descending the “Sabga hill”. He was received by former close collaborators, principals, teachers, friends, family members and loved ones singing and extending congratulatory words to his humble personality.

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NEW REGIONAL DELEGATE ARRIVES INTO THE WAITING ARMS OF MR. BARBING JOSEPH

Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh is from Baba I village of Babessi Sub Division, Ngoketunjia Division of the North West Region. He is a municipal councilor to the CPDM run Babessi Council and a notable of the Baba I Fondom. In Ngoketunjia Division, Mr. Mombakued Victor is described as a fatherly father by all and sundry. He is noted for his ever charming smiles that gives his subordinates the fanaticism to live up to their full potentials and even stretch beyond their limits. If there is anyone who has been silently contributing to the development of Ngoketunjia Division and Baba I village in particular, he is Mombakued Victor Yewoh. His appointment is described by many as putting a square peg in a square hole because according this class of people, he is not only most qualified for a post like regional delegate of secondary education, he has proven his worth while heading the ministerial department in Ngoketunjia for over seven years now. Another class of thought holds that the task ahead of him is a daunting one given the fact that with Cameroon en route to emergence, much is expected from Secondary Education especially technical and vocational education/training. However, the latter class of people will need to be reminded of Mr. Mombakued’s savoir-faire and should wait for him to settle down.

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MR. MOMBAKUED VICTOR YEWOH REGIONAL DELEGATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION FOR NORTH WEST REGION

Ngoketunaji Senior Divisional Officer, Valerie Norbert Kuella come out of the comfort of his home, under the rain and braved the odds to join others whose numbers were increasing with time. The presence of Mr. Kuella Valerie Norbert added some etiquette to the occasion that would likely have not been the case. Upon his arrival, he was quickly joined by Mr. Barbing Joseph; interim Mayor of Balikumbat Council, Rev. Mrs. Yenchi Rahel; Presbytery Secretary for Ndop and a host of other dignitaries. The entire Division is thus jubilating his appointment while Baba I people resident in Ndop took their joy to another level visiting friends, family members and loved ones to spread the good news while sharing smiles, food, drinks etc.

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NGOKETUNJIA SENIOR DIVISIONAL OFFICER CONGRATULATES NEW REGIONAL DELEGATE

The appointment of Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh comes after it was highly speculated, rumored and asserted that the Divisional Delegate of Menchum was appointed Regional Delegate for the North West Region. The spread of this information did not go unnoticed even at the ministry of secondary education as it is believed that the absence of North West and South West Regions in appointments made following Arête No. 152/16/MINESEC of the 13 of July 2016 was clear indication that issues needed to be sorted out in the North West and South West Regions. This increased tensions, speculations and animated discussions wherever and whenever two or three teachers met.

The appointments of arête no. 158/16/MINESEC of the 05th of August 2016 have been a welcome relieve to most secondary education stakeholders in the North West Region because it was an open secret that the post of the Regional Delegate was vacant from the 01st of July 2016 following the publication of names of people who were due retirement in the ministry of secondary in January 2016.

Ngoketunjia Division is understandably very happy and proud of their son who will head the Secondary Education Ministerial Department in the North West Region. Power outage in Ndop and the down pour of rain could not spoil the party.

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Before the departure of our team by 8:30 pm, people were still coming in their numbers as testified by one teacher who left at 11:30 pm quoting that he left his compound filled with people dancing, drinking and eating. Celebrations continues!!!

 

BY MBAH ISOFA 

BAMBALANG PEOPLE USE FACEBOOK TO SHOWER PRAISES AT TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI FOR HAVING 5A GRADES AT THE ADVANCED LEVEL 2016 SESSION.

According to the official results as released by the Cameroon GCE Board, the Advanced and Ordinary Level Certificate examinations had 66.52 and 62.17 % scores respectively. The GCE Board recorded the overall performance of the GCE Advanced Level (General Education) at 66.52%. This is a 6.11% increase as compared to 2015. 46,714 candidates registered, 43, 937 effectively sat, 2,777 were absent and 29,226 passed giving an overall 66.52% in 2016. The GCE Ordinary Level scored 62.17% this year, gaining a 17.24% increase over 2015. In all, 12 schools had 100% scores in the GCE Advanced Level, while 17 schools scored 100 % in the GCE Ordinary Level.

From our findings, 27 students at the advanced level had 25 points with 5A grades, they included: NSOH BRYAN ANYE of Bilingual Grammar School Molyko, FONKOUA-FOFOU RAOUL, NGU KINGSELY JUNIOR CHO, DAYEBGA BABILA MUTIA, NKIPANG HUBERT MOH TANGONGHO, ATABE NGWENE NERI NGOLE all  students of Sacred Heart College Mankon, WIYSAHNYUY SUFYAN BERINYUY, VERSHIYI ADEL BONGAKEH all of Government Bilingual High School Kumbo, MUKI FOKUM HOFFMANN, MOHAMMED AWAL YAYA of Government Bilingual High School Bamenda, NDINGWAN TEVOH LORDSWILL of Presbyterian Secondary School Mankon, NJOUKEKANG DOUNTIO SHAREF BLERIOT, KENNETH TIOTSOP FRANCK, TCHINDA DIMITRI all of Government Bilingual High School Bafoussam, NGOMPE NOUGHANI DOLVIE GUISELLA, BABILA CHRISTOPHER of Government Bilingual High School Bonaberi, MUKUM BRANDON VUYUFAMBOM NFAMWEH of Saint Paul’s Bilingual Comprehensive College Nkwen, TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI of Baptist High School Mankon, DONGMO ALEX GEORDRIQUE of Government Bilingual High School Dschang, AJUA DANIELA NGEFAC of Government Bilingual High School Etoug – Ebe, TUME ETIENNE LAMFIH (25). Government Bilingual High School Mbouda, CALEB FONYUY-ASHERI SUUYNYUY of Government High School Kitiwum, DONKENG NGUENTI THIERRY ADRIEN of Pi And Ju Anglo Saxon International College Nkomo-maetur Yaoundé, NGUEMBOU KEMCHE JOSEPH FRESNEL of Orchidee Bilingual College Douala, OBOLO NWAGA INES of NESCAS Etoug-ebe Yaoundé, MIKI MIYANG LIMNYUY of St. Albert’s Comprehensive College Bafut, DZEUBAN FENYOM IVAN of Saint Benedict College Mvolye Yaoundé.

Upon the release of these results; Mbaw-Yakum Sons and Daughters have been congratulating one of theirs TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI who had 25 points from Baptist High School Mankon. In a chat with some of his family members, they revealed that TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI had lots of difficulties while in school but due to his determination to succeed, God finally crowned his efforts with such an amazing success.

 

 

TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI was born on the 29th of May 1999 in Bambalang village of Ndop Central Sub Division to Tambasho Isofa and Madam Njoya Amina. He attended Oganza Bilingual Nursery and Primary School Douala before moving on to Baptist High School Makon where he obtained his ordinary level and now his advanced level. His brilliant success had brought to light what concerted efforts can bring to the life of an individual. It is worthy of note here that, from my findings I found out that he received supports from a host of people who could not afford to see his dream thrown into mud.  TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI had a wonderful motivation and thanks to support from people like Papa Ndifimbui Isaac (Philanthropist), Mr. Tanfuh (principal BHS Mankon), Mr. Nchia Caleb (Teacher BHS Mankon), Madam Mbah Jeanette and the entire staff and student body of BHS Mankon.

The English Man says “when one door closes another door opens” Tambasho Mohammed Najibu Nkwenui have just gone through high school and is now heading to higher institution of learning. The dangers that lie ahead, is the possibility of him seeing his dream short-lived. If I say so, it is because like any one knows, education in higher institution of learning demands allot of money and in Mohammed’s case who barely survived in high school, it will be foolhardy for anyone to presume that he will be able to enroll into any higher institution of learning. In a chat with close family friends like Nchofong Cosmas he revealed that this might just be the end of a long journey that would have taken this boy to higher heights “My brother, let me tell you that it will be very difficult for the family to be able to send him to higher institution of learning, inability to succeed public concours, inability to meet up with the demands of higher institution and many others. We are only praying to God that before school resumes we should be able to lay our hands on what will enable him go back to school” Nchofong Cosmas said heavyhearted. It shout be noted that Tambasho Mohammed saw his parents run into a financial hardship just before he obtained his ordinary level certificate. As a result of this, his parents attempted withdrawing him from Baptist High School Mankon but all thanks to the efforts of the aforementioned individuals who distinguished themselves and stood by him.

At ngoketunjiaonline, we recognize the efforts of Ngoketunjia born Tambasho Mohammed Najibu Nkwenui and all other candidates who had 25 points at the advanced level. We wish to congratulate all successful candidates in the recently released GCE results.

BY MBAH ISOFA

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