Suspected bone traffickers arrested in Bamenda

 The suspected traffickers displaying the bones infront of the Central Police

Two alleged bone traffickers have been apprehended by the forces of law and order in Bamenda.

The boys aged 23 and 24 years were caught in the dragnet after a careful plan put in place by the Central Police station with assistance from the Regional Delegate of National security.

According to Police Commissioner, Emmanuel Mbock, the two boys have been on the radar of the police officers after a tip from a concerned citizen.

The two who are butchers at the Bamenda food market, exhumed a corpse in Esu, Menchum Division, where they made away with 12 bones and have been looking for a buyer in Bamenda.

The security setup was to catch them at the point of sale as the monitoring exercise went on for a month.

Emmanuel Mbock, Commissioner of the Central Police 

Emmanuel Mbock further narrates that the boys were unable to get buyers and as the officers became impatient, they were tricked to meet in a hotel for a deal. It was at this point that they were apprehended.

Asked if this is the first situation of exhuming corpses in Bamenda, Emmanuel Mbock says this is the first for the central police station but not the first in the city Bamenda.

According to findings conducted by The Observer, human bones are used in the making of a hard drug popularly known as Kayou. The drug that leads to addiction has become a great cause of concern in the city of Bamenda.

Bones of an exhumed corpse 

It should be noted that the exhumation of corpses is not a practice in the North West region of Cameroon.

The two suspects have been remanded in custody and will appear before the judiciary in the days ahead.


Ndi Tsembom Elvis

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