To Coerce Daughter Return Home From Abroad:
Traditional Ruler Intensifies Search For Runaway Wife, Granddaughter


By Wilson Nana

A traditional ruler, who also doubles a gendarmerie officer with the rank of Major, Chief Ndogge Kang David, has intensified the search for his wife, Nchege Ntuke Kang Victorine, and granddaughter, Annie El-Frid Ducclair Ndisang, who reportedly ran away since 2019.
Chief Ndogge’s wife is reported to have in 2019 escaped with Annie El-Frid Ducclair Ndisang to an unknown destination.


According to Chief Ndogge Kang David, Annie El-Frid Ducclair Ndisang’s father, Mark Valery Ducclair Tenkeum, is on the list of those practicing homosexuality, which is illegal in Cameroon. Mark Valery Ducclair Tenkeum is said to have deceitfully married Chief Kang’s daughter, Mponge Kang Becherine, and escaped with her to Sweden.
In an interview with journalists, Ndogge Kang David expressed his grievances and intention of the search of his wife and especially his granddaughter, Annie El-Frid Ducclair Ndisang, is to use her as a bait to force his daughter, Mponge Kang Becherine, to travel back home to Cameroon.
It is understood that Chief Kang wants that if he lays hands on his granddaughter, his daughter and her newborn son will be forced to come home from Sweden.
Once home, a spiritual and traditional cleansing will be forcefully performed on Mponge Kang Becherine because she was deceitfully married by a man living in Sweden, who has been confirmed by the state as a homosexual. The spiritual and traditional cleansing Ndogge Kang David intends to perform on his daughter is due to the fact that homosexuality is considered in their village as a sacrilege and so being married to a homosexual Mponge Kang Bercherine desecrated the customs and traditions of the village and thus needs to be cleansed or maybe killed alongside her children by the villagers for committing such an abominable act of getting married to a homosexual.
Meanwhile, Ndogge Kang David has gone further to put out an offer of Fcfa 2 million to whoever exposes the whereabouts or hiding place of his wife and the child in question.
It should be noted that homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon and culprits can be punished with jail terms ranging from six months to five years, with a fine of 20,000 to 200,000 FCFA, according to Section 347 of the Penal Code.
Meanwhile, despite being illegal, homosexual activities are still on the rise in the country and police and gendarmes have stepped up efforts to clamp down on this.
Rights groups say Cameroon has prosecuted more gay, lesbian and bisexual residents than any other country in sub-Saharan Africa.
This was the case in May 2005 when 11 men were arrested at a nightclub in Yaounde on suspicion of sodomy, and the government threatened to conduct medical examinations to “prove” their homosexual activity.
Many other alleged homosexuals have been arrested and detained under Section 347 of the Penal Code.
One of these, Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, was arrested by security forces for sending love SMS messages to a male acquaintance and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment at the Kondengui Central Prison in Yaounde.
The sentence was protested by international human rights organisations including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, the latter of which named him a prisoner of conscience. Mbede later died in prison.
He had not received medical treatment for a month before he died, activists said.
In November 2011, a Cameroonian court convicted two young men, Jonas Kimie and Franky Ndome, who had been arrested for homosexuality outside a nightclub, based solely on their appearance and behaviour, to five years imprisonment.
In July 2013, prominent Cameroonian gay rights activist and journalist, Eric Lembembe, was found murdered in his house in Yaounde. Lembembe’s neck and feet appeared to have been broken and his face, hands, and feet burned with an iron, Human Rights Watch had said.
It should be recalled that the offices of a human rights activist, who fights for homosexual rights, Barrister Alice Nkom, were also years back ransacked by unknown assailants.
Most homosexuals in Cameroon believe their lives are constantly in danger as they are continuously being persecuted not only by security operatives but also by the public and sometimes their own family members.

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