Academic fraudster, Ekema Patrick Esunge, is at it again. After taking a recess following his brutal killing of an innocent Southern Cameroonian on September 22, 2017, the Machiavellian tactician is once again thinning the skin of the people of Southern Cameroons.
Ekema Patrick is reported to have closed so many business premises in Mile 17, and Molyko, this Monday November 13, 2017. Posing himself as the Mayor of Buea municipality, the bilk indicated that the closures are meant to punish those respecting ghost towns every morning. According to Ekema, the economy of the municipality is facing a downturn because many business persons especially in the Southern part of Buea, have resulted to closing their shops on certain days of the week.
“We have not been able to meet on our financial obligations for 2017 because we have some people who arrogate powers to be closing their business premises. As they close their shops on ghost towns days, we shall add more locks on their doors so that they will come and pay plus penalties,” Ekema said.
Over 15 business premises comprising of Banks, mini-malls, grocery stores, schools, and other financial institutions. The delegation comprising of Ekema Patrick, in the company of the assistant colonial divisional officer of Buea, Margaret Ebot Tabe, and an array of colonial forces, received significant resistance from some business operators and onlookers who regarded the whole operation as a total witch-hunt.
“This is totally incorrect. How can the council be locking business places that are not owned by them? People have invested their hard earned currency in putting up a structure, and so they enjoy the profits as well as suffer the losses. Is it of the council’s interest if someone opens their place or not? These municipal authorities are just witch-hunting people,” Eric Nyatcha, a business operator in Molyko.
Others were brutalise for resisting the closure, with many receiving bruises.
“I have not opened my shop since last week because of ill-health. Today, I was told the council was closing shops. So when I came to my shop, the council was already there. My refusal and explanations as to why my shop shouldn’t be close did not mean anything to them. They pounced on me with a rubber whip and pushed me to the floor,” lamented Chris Mafor, a business operator.
It should be recalled that, since January 9, 2017, ghost towns has been very effective in Southern Cameroons. The population remain resolute ghost towns as an effective weapon in combatting La république du Cameroun. It also send amplified messages to the international community so special attention could be placed on the plights of the people of Southern Cameroons.
By Lucas Muma
Managing Editor – BaretNews