Cameroon's anti corruption unit CONAC, puts CPDM Section president behind bars

Cameroon's anti corruption unit Conac have odered the arrest of the President of the CPDM section of Ngie in Momo. Ubango Helly, owner of UB Relax Company Ltd,a prominent transportation agency within Bamenda, is since yesterday August 18th, 2016 loitering in a cell at the judicial police in Bamenda. Since his arrest,elites, traditional leaders and even senators have rushed to the Judicial Police in Bamenda, to visit and plead for his release according to sources within Bamenda. Exact details as to reasons behind his arrest are not yet public, however, indications are that an inquiry is ongoing that will bring down many other big calibres through the Ministry of Finance in Yaounde.

Sources close to the matter say, Mr  Ubango Helly, was involved in a vast network of corruption for almost 15 years. He is accused of running a network that allowed certain state officials, to collect up to 12 months salaries in advance, through which he and his network of con men at the Ministry of Finance often received part payments of the total sum, which at times  was up to 50% depending on the amount received by the needy," sources say.

He is further accused of extorting desperate individuals following up pensions after the death of their beloved ones, or retirement benefits and other payments through the Ministry of Finance. Mr Ubango Helly, made it possible for individuals to receive such payments in just three days, while he collected "up to 70% of the total amount," according to  another police source in Bamenda. Mr Ubango Helly, has made himself and his close collaborators rich through this corruption network for  almost 15 years until his arrest thanks to a close investigation by Cameroon's anti corruption unit CONAC.

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