Cameroon: Justice for victims of powerful commercial landowner
For the past 25 years thousands of poor Cameroonians have been subjected to serious human rights abuses by Baba Ahmadou Danpullo, a powerful multi-millionaire commercial rancher and a member of the Central Committee of the ruling Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement (CPDM) Party. As the biggest landowner after the state in the NW Region, he uses police, gendarmes, courts and government officials to persecute defenceless subsistence farmers, cattle herders, opposition activists and human rights defenders. In 2003, the Office of the President of Cameroon ordered an investigation into his exactions. Hundreds of victims gave testimonies but since then the recommendations of the Commission have not been implemented by the Prime Minister’s Office.