Senior police officer Inspector Menye Emmanuel Minkoulou who was killed by "unidentified terrorists" in Mbonge Subdivision of Meme Division in the Southwest Region has been posthumously elevated to a higher rank and decorated with medal of valour, by the Head of State, Commander –in-Chief of the Defence Forces, Paul Biya, as a symbol of the sympathy of the entire Nation. The revelation on the fallen soldier is contained in Presidential decree No. 2008/063 of 29th January 2018.
This was during a ceremony at the Kumba Municipal Grand stand on Friday February 2, 2018. The military honours ceremony presided at by the Senior Police Superintendent, Mvogo, representative of the Delegate General of National Security, Martin Mbarga Ngeule assisted by some top police officials in the region. Also present were Meme SDO, Chamberlin Ntou'ou Ndong, and Member of Parliamentary for Meme West constituency alongside many others who matter in the division.
The senior police inspector, Menye Minkoulou was slain in Kombone on January 5, 2018 while on duty at a police/Gendamerie road block. The casket was wrapped with the National flag and was placed at the Kumba City Grand Stand where Senior Police Superintendent Mvogo, top police officials, colleagues, relatives, and well-wishers had assembled to pay their last respects to the fallen senior police inspector.
The Head of State through the SDO of Meme, Chamberlin Ntou'ou Ndong and Senior Police Superintendent Mvogo promised the bereaved family that the Nation will continue to hold the fallen officer in high esteem and will ensure that they have his due benefits as stipulated by law.
Born in December 1983, Senior Police Inspector Menye Minkoulou joined the police force in July 2014 as a 1st Grade Police Inspector. He served respectively at Ebolowa Central Police Station, Tiko Public Security post, Southwest regional regiment for highway and traffic control in Buea from where he was deployed for special duty in Mbonge. He leaves behind a wife, three children, friends and colleagues to mourn him.