Emile Simb fled Cameroon on a CAR diplomatic passport
Emile Parfait Simb appears to have escaped Cameroon on a Central African Republic diplomatic passport.
This is odd because Simb isn’t a diplomat.
In addition to being connected within Cameroon, Corbeau News reports Simb also had friends in CAR;
Parfait Simb is the main initiator of the law on cryptocurrency in CAR.
To protect him and protect him from any legal proceedings, the Central African authorities discreetly issued him a birth certificate and a Central African diplomatic passport.
Simb is not just a holder of a Central African diplomatic passport. He was given Central African nationality, and at the same time appointed adviser to the President of the National Assembly Simplice Mathieu Sarandji.
This strongly suggests that CAR government officials were in on Simb’s Liyeplimal Ponzi scheme.
After being released in Cameroon and promptly fleeing the country, Simb has gone into hiding.
Cameroonian reports suggests Simb might have gone underground in Russia.
This might tie into CAR having close diplomatic ties with Russia.
In March 2018, Russia agreed to provide free military aid to the Central African Republic, sending small arms, ammunition, and 175 instructors to train the Central African Armed Forces. The advisers are believed to be members of the Wagner Group.
It was Russia’s largest military deployment to Africa since the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
As of January 2019, the CAR is considering hosting a Russian Armed Forces base.
A former Russian intelligence official has been installed by the Central African president as his top security adviser.
I believe Cameroonian authorities have yet to publicly acknowledge Simb has fled the country.
Emile Simb *flebbed* did he
Spell-check fails me again 🙁
Oz, thanks for the update. Simb is indeed very close to several politicains and influential people, mainly from Cameroon.
He is e.g. befriended with an highly ranked judge who took over his case after his arrest (although it was not in his district) and which ultimately led to Simb’s liberation, but can also count on people in the police etc.
As everyone knows by now, he is very close to the Central African President Touadéra explaining his diplomatic passport.
Other important people include Nathalie Yamb, a panafrican and decolonial activist with strong ties to Russia.
And there is a French MP named Julien-Laferriere who can be seen endorsing Simb’s activities on the website of the French National Assembly, although, in his case, I’m not totally sure if this is not out of ignorance.