It is a politico-legal soap opera which could well become “the Danpullo affair”. According to our information, Father Ahmadou Danpullo obtained on September 5 from Quentin Djapite Ndoumbe, the President of the Court of First Instance of Douala Bonanjo, an order seeking to seize, from the banks local accounts, the accounts of the operator MTN Cameroon and the chocolatier-confectioner Chococam (subsidiary of the agri-food group Tiger Brands). The entrepreneur is indeed demanding payment of 243 billion CFA francs (more than 370 million euros).
The judge also gave the green light to the seizure of the accounts of the managers of these companies, including those of Colin Mukete, the chairman of the board of directors of the subsidiary of the telecoms group. One of these orders relates to the “float account” of Mobile Money Corporation, a subsidiary of MTN Cameroon devoted to electronic money. et housed at Afriland First Bank. And, on this account, is the counterpart of the units of value that each user of this service holds in his telephone. The Bank of Central African States (Beac) will have to protest vigorously, and recall that this account is elusive, for the measure to be lifted.
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A decision by the South African First National Bank (FNB) is at the origin of this showdown, which until now has remained completely secret, in which hundreds of billions of CFA francs are at stake.