Douala:Police nab taxi gang notorious for robbing passengers

Dang Simon, Pouwo Fonter, Fosso Yannick, Kum Ernestine and Yangen Elizabeth, are presently helping the Judicial Police in Douala with investigations after they were arrested on July 25, 2016, for assaulting a passenger onboard their taxi. A passenger, Ndoumbe M, boarded the taxi at Bonanjo, Douala, when it was occupied by two young ladies and a man.

As he sat down on the seat beside the driver, another man entered the taxi few minutes after and sat next to him.

Ndoumbe complained of the overload and asked to alight, but the taxi driver, who is believed to be one of the robbery suspects, gave a deaf ear to his supplication. As the argument ensued, policemen of GMI N°2 spotted the taxi near DHL Bonanjo and discovered that it was the same taxi whose occupants assaulted other passengers previously and seize their hard-earned money. The police intervention vehicle trailed the robbery suspects and finally arrested them.

They were immediately taken to GMI N°2 where they revealed they have been operating for a year. With the two ladies, the gang leader confessed that they recently seized 700,000 FCFA from six victims. The group reportedly operates three times a week on the Bonaberi-Rond Point-Bonanjo stretch onboard their Toyota 92 taxi with registration number LT 187 FG. The vehicle is now in the keeping of GMI N°2 while the five suspects, who are also said to be rape masterminds, are in Judicial Police custody after a packet of cannabis, four mobile phones and two identity cards were collected from them.

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