By Dibussi Tande
In yet another twist to the already convoluted Presidential aircraft saga, Yves Michel Fotso, the former Director General of Camair, who is currently in jail for his role in the alleged swindling of $31 million meant for the purchase of presidential aircraft, has filed a lawsuit against the Republic of Cameroon and President Biya in the United States District Court in Eugene, Oregon.
In the case of YVES MICHAEL FOTSO vs. Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya, Pascal Magnaguemabe, Justice Soh, Jean Baptiste Bokam, Colonel Amadou, and Innocent Mbouem, the plaintiff documents instances of degrading treatment and torture, first during his detention in the Kondengui Maximum security prison in Yaounde between December 1, 2010 and May 25, 2012, and later, in the Gendarmerie lock-up at the Secretaire d’Etat a la Defense (“SED”) where he was, among other things, "beaten, kicked, shocked with electricity, and otherwise subjected to physical and emotional torture by hooded soldiers."
Fotso is seeking punitive damages in the amount of $10,000,000 for torture by a public official, false imprisonment, and breach of contract.
Click here to read, print or download an actual copy of the lawsuit filed in the District Court in Eugene, Oregon (pdf)