A Police Inspector, Stephen Ngu, poured kerosene on a young man suspected to have stolen a bicycle in Kumba. The young man, Weriwo, sustained third-degree burns and latter died, while it was later found out that he did not steal the bicycle as it was later found. The policeman is allegedly detained.
The Buea township taxi drivers strike of August 1 was the second within one month due to police brutality. A week ago, barely a day after the Cameroon National Police boss, Pierre Minlo Medjo warned, while commissioning graduate police inspectors, that vices shall not be tolerated in the force, a poliice inspector, Joseph Nding, shot at a taxi driver, Felix Nyong Nkwelle in Victoria (Limbe) for refusing to stop at a check point and offer the usual CFA 500 francs bribe. The driver missed death as the bullet got him from the back on his right shoulder blade.