Biya has a billion-franc affair on his table to sort out, a complaint which has already been filed to special criminal court and investigations begun.
This case concerns the acquisition of a mansion in France for the Cameroonian ambassador in that country. It does not involve just one person, but a number of criminal top officials in Cameroon who are considered as the untouchables like; Christophe KETCHANKEU the one who had been in charge of this acquisition since 1984, MBELLA MBELLA Lejeune the former Cameroon ambassador to France and current Minister of External Relations and Josephine MATCHEME Epse FOTSO.
The money swindling affair started in 2007, some 10 years ago when the Republic of Cameroon decided to acquire a mansion in France for her Ambassador, MBELLA MBELLA Lejeune at that time. The person who had to oversee this transaction was Christophe KETCHANKEU, who had already reached retirement age 10 years before. This two looked for a Cameroonian intermediary who was to get into contact which the occupant of the house.
The residence which they got was one on sale in the Saint-Maur-des Fosses, around one hour from the 16e Arrondissement. This building was the property of Mr LEVY and Madame GRESSE. By the time of the transaction, the two were already divorced and the cost of the house in 2007 was fixed at Five hundred million FCFA.
By the time of the deal, the price rose to Two billion, eight hundred and twenty three million, Fifty thousand FCFA (2, 823, 050, 000 FCFA)
The transaction was concluded on the condition that, the owner of the house accepts to reimburse the surpluses the Cameroonians had paid on the fixed amount, that means, two billion, three hundred and twenty three million, seven hundred and seventy nine thousand, five hundred and twenty five FCFA(2, 323, 779, 525). This means that, the unscrupulous Cameroonians were given double the amount they had to pay the house with. As cunning as they could be, they are suspected to have shared the surpluses among themselves, reason why they will have to answer before the court.