By Isaa Hanna Biko
The General Manager of SODECOTTON, Iya Mohammed who was indicted by the Supreme State Audit was banned from traveling to Paris on April 2 at night. Confidential sources hinted that his passport has been taken away by the intelligence services. Classified sources linked to the Garoua Airport hinted that Iya Mohammed got to Garoua on Wednesday morning at about 5:00. He was picked up by his driver and driven directly to his residence. Yet another source hinted that his movements are being monitored by security services. However, Iya Mohammed we gathered was spotted in his office. It is alleged that he even told his colleagues during a meeting to continue with their work and that he is waiting for the day that he will be asked to quit. But since that day has not yet come, he remains the General Manager of SODECOTTON.
It should be recalled that a communiqué issued by Minister Henry Ayebe Ayissi of the Supreme State Audit indicted the General Manager of SODECOTTON for committing administrative errors that resulted to the state losing FCFA 9 billion from 2005 to 2010. The communiqué further states that Iya Mohamed will have to pay a fine of FCFA 2 billion as fine for the errors he committed. Besides, he was also fined to pay FCFA 1 million for errors committed as the President of the follow-up of SODECOTTON sports complex. These errors resulted to the state losing 16 million FCFA. At the time of writing this story, we also gathered that the Supreme State Audit also indicted two audit firms in the SODECOTTON saga. Sources say recommendations from the Supreme State Audit are rife at that Iya Mohamed shouldn’t be trusted any public office for the next seven years or so. Iya Mohamed who recently is at daggers drawn with the Minister of Spots and Physical education is likely on an exit. Sources say he defied a ban by Sports Minister to continue with the elections within the decentralized structures of FECAFOOT and the fact that police disrupted the elections in Yaounde is indicative of his departure from public office. Another confidential source hinted that SODECOTTON Board is likely to eclipse Iya Mohamed next month. Another authoritative voice hinted that an extraordinary Board meeting has been scheduled for mid April whereby Iya Mohamed will be ousted. Yet we were reliable informed that the doors of Kodengui are widely open for newcomers and Iya is likely to be another new catch.
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