Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sparrowhawk: the son of Mebe Ngo'o breaks the silence, speaks out

It was very hot during the day under the skies of Douala this Monday, March 11, 2019. It is 12 hours 30 minutes when the reporter arrives at the Prefecture of Wouri to have the heart on the situation of Jean Philippe Ngo'o Mebe, the first prefectural deputy who has been rumored to be on the run since the incarceration of his father, former Baron of the Regime, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o.

Once the door of the entrance is crossed, the parking reserved for the vehicle of the 1st Deputy Prefect is empty, no car parked. On the second floor of the building housing the services of the prefecture, the office of Jean Philippe Ngo'o Mebe is closed, as is the door of its secretariat. A lady sitting at the bottom of the protocol office, reserves a warm welcome to the visitor but, she suddenly turns a deaf ear when asked to meet his boss.

It is at the moment of turning back that we find ourselves face to face with the subject of our visit. Simply dressed in a gandoura and an alert step, Jean Philippe Ngo'o Mebe is not alone. He is accompanied by two other men. The son of Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o holds in his left hand, a telephone. One shot he picks up to answer a call, another shot, he surfs to read the messages. He is an affable and apparently serene man who agrees to speak open-heartedly about his situation.

In essence, he denies the rumor that announces him on the run. "You see that I am here, and I am normally going about my business. I had to cancel a few days ago a trip planned for months abroad to not lend the flank to tendentious comments.

In the wake, he does not fail to recall that criminal responsibility is exclusively personal, as to say that the legal troubles of his dad, do not necessarily involve all his children.

In short, Jean Philippe Ngo'o Mebe is well and truly stationed in Douala and not fleeing abroad.