TWIF NEWS Exclusive
Dozens of Mobile Money agents in Buea, capital of Cameroon’s Southwest Region have been grieving after their colleague allegedly failed to produce details of about 150 million CFA.
The money, TWIF NEWS understands the money was the capital of close to 100 MTN Mobile Money agents who had sent to the colleague as float, in return for cash.
On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, victims of the said scheme accelerated pressure on getting back their Money from their mate whose name TWIF NEWS got as Princess Virginie.
“I have not been able to open my kiosk for over 4 days because I sent all my 10 million CFA capital to Princess who promised to give me the cash the following morning. 4 days after, I am not even sure to receive back even a dime,” a victim sorrowfully revealed, adding that, some individuals lost 20 and 30 million CFA.
Unable to receive a convincing response from Princess 24 hours after requesting to have back their money immediately, Princess Virginie, a lady in her mid-twenties was handed to the Buea Judicial police on Wednesday, June 8, for justice to take its course.
“We are talking here of an amount worth 150 million CFA collected from of us which is unaccounted for. this is nothing but high blood,” the victim intimated.
While in police custody the lady reportedly called for calm among the disgruntled Mobile Money agents, promising to pay their money on Saturday, June 11, at 4:00pm.
To the dismay of the tensed and frustrated victims, police officers prevented them from getting to Princess; a situation that has rather sparked more tension and outrage among the Mobile Money operators.
TWIF NEWS cannot however independently confirm if the accused had collected such an amount of money from her colleagues.
“We feel like there is foul play. If not, why should we be denied access to the police station,” a Mobile Money agent furiously questioned.
Meantime, several Mobile Money kiosks in Molyko, Buea have remained shutdown this Saturday with some owners reportedly sympathizing with victims of the financial scandal.