Taxi drivers in Mile 17, Buea are protesting against the police stationed in the area. The protest a source says started when an officer harassed a driver. “He (the driver) revolted and other taxi men joined him” says the source.
“The members of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) at mile 17 saw everything that happened and they stayed mute knowing fully well that those police officers there were not to check documents but to control traffic” he adds.
This has to a hold up in the area, resulting to a long queue.
This is not the first time taxi drivers have fallen out with the forces of law and order in the town.
Weeks back the drivers protested against the setting up of several police checkpoints which they said were exploiting them as they demanded money for passage every time.
Mimi Mefo Info