By Anye valentine in Bamenda.
The son of the Divisional Officer of Koutaba, Cameroon’s West Region, and 7 other students have begun serving 15 years in jail for sexually assaulting their school mate.
The victims, according to sources, raped a teenager, and later uploaded videotapes of the action on social media.
At least 15 students were involved in this crime but 8 were found guilty and handed 15 years jail sentences each.
According to an eye witness,18 students of GBHS koutaba organised an in-house birthday party, December 17, 2021 where the act was committed “two girls invited a teenage friend of theirs to the party and ask their male counterparts to disvirgin her after she was drugged with tramadol,” narrated the source.
“Four boys had sex with her while the two girls videotape the action & send it to friends/classmates,” the source added.
Socked in alcohol, the 18 students were taken to the koutaba Gerndernmarie brigade for questioning.
While some of them were released upon the payment of 50.000 FCFA each, others were sent to court in Foumban.
On January 7, 2022, 8 of the students including the son of the koutaba Divisional Officer were sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
Many residents have remained in shock as to the fact that the son of a reputable administrator is involved in such an act while the government stays quiet.
In recent times, secondary school students are increasingly indulging in drug trafficking and other criminal activities.
It is hoped that sentencing the 8 students would serve as an eye-opener to other students across the country.