Pseudo Samuel Mvondo Ayolo: Kondengui Inmate Apprehended For High Level Scam, Dupe
Jacques Calvin Eyafa, an inmate of the Kondengui Central Prison, impersonating as the Minister Director of Civil Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Samuel Mvondo Ayolo among other high ranking government officials to extort huge sums of money from international organisations and diplomatic missions.
The information was revealed May 10, by Judicial Police Officer, Vincent de Paul Meva, while presenting the case and suspected culprit to press at the General Delegation for National Security, best known by its French acronym as DGSN, in Yaounde.
Accused of usurping the title and identity of the Minister Director of Civil Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, the oh-so talented Kondengui inmate has made more than 10 victims from within and without Africa.
According to the police officer, the assailant proceeded the following way to get the contacts of all those prominent international personalities. “He entered Google, took the number of the Nigerian Ambassador in France and presented himself as Mr. Mvondo Ayolo, Director of the Civil Cabinet of Cameroon and that he wanted to speak with his Nigerian counterpart, while specifying that it is the Cameroonian Head of state who wants to speak with his Nigerian counterpart. This is how the Ambassador, without hesitation gave him the number of the Director of the Civil Cabinet in Niger.”
It was only after his conversation with the Nigerian President was abruptly cut off that the latter, upon verifying what went wrong, tried to verify the identity of the caller, before it was reveled that it was neither the Minister Director of Civil Cabinet nor the Head of State, Paul Biya, who were online with the Nigerian President.
To this effect, the Delegate General for National Security received a call from the true Director of Civil Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon to trace a certain orange number that had called the Nigerian President last May 4, 2021. Thus, the police had the surprise of having to go and search in the Kondengui jails.
“We started our investigation and after geolocating the number, we realised that the number was being sent from the Kondengui Central Prison. We did a search and indeed in this place, we seized the phone that was on Mr. Eyafa and he was already arrested since July 8, 2019 by the High Court of Mfoundi, almost for the same facts. Far from denying the facts, Jacques Calvin Eyafa admitted he actually called the Nigerian President,” explained Vincent de Paul Meva.
Following in-depth investigations on the part of the judicial police, it was revealed that, the suspected fraudster had contacted the Malian President, diplomatic missions, NGOs, the World Bank, as well as prominent businessmen around the globe.
“He was presented with the facts and immediately confessed. He admitted to having called the Nigerian Head of State and claimed that it was only this one that he had called. But when we checked his phone, we found that he also called the Malian Head of State, and he called the World Bank, he called the United Nations, he called Nairobi, he called many other structures,” declared the Judicial Police Officer to press.
Thanks to his unbeatable talent of disguising to prominent personalities, the alleged swindler had received FCFA 1,300,000 from a non-governmental organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya, and was awaiting a transfer OF FCFA 195 million or 300,000 euros from an American NGO as well as a banker in Paris. The alleged swindler will be presented again to the Public Prosecutor.
It is therefore an unusual Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, who finds himself in the hands of the police. In fact, Jacques Calvin Eyafa is said to have specialised in impersonation, with latest victim being Samuel Mvondo Ayolo, the Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic.