Dr. Abel Wade, the Director-General of the National Veterinary Laboratory (LANAVET), has levelled accusations of practicing witchcraft against the company’s driver, Djamaloud Dini.
In a letter titled “Request for Written Explanations,” the director recounted a series of incidents that led to these serious allegations.
“On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, a mystical mouse-saver entered my office and was killed,” the letter reads.
“On Thursday, November 2, 2023, drops of blood were found spilled at the main entrance (administration hall); on Friday, November 3, 2023, in this same place, broken eggs were again found at the entrance to the hall (resembling the yolk of the egg),” he continued.
Dr. Abel Wade claimed that the driver had been observed lingering around the specific location throughout the week. He went on to assert that it was after the driver’s passage on the mentioned day that the broken eggs were discovered.
“You are the author of these acts,” the director insisted, instructing the accused to provide an explanation for this behaviour within 24 hours.
President Paul Biya appointed Abel Wade, a researcher in animal production and health, as Director-General of the National Veterinary Laboratory (LANAVET) on May 11, 2020.
Abel Wade, originally from the Far North Region of Cameroon, held the position of Director at LANAVET before his appointment, a role he had occupied since 2013. He joined LANAVET in 2002 as staff of the Veterinary vaccine Production in Garoua after serving as a consultant at veterinary clinics specialising in the management of outbreaks and field surveys in the aforementioned city of Cameroon.
The National Veterinary Laboratory (LANAVET), established in 1983 as a public capital company, specialises in the production and marketing of vaccines and drugs for animals, the study of animal diseases, and the training of lab managers and technicians, among other functions.
As of now, the accused, Djamaloud Dini, has not officially responded to the accusations made by the Director-General.