So, Paul Biya reshuffled his cabinet recently and dropped some of his ministers.

One of those dropped was Basile Atangana Kouna who was the country’s water and energy minister. After he was removed, he was ordered not to leave the country.

Apparently, Mr Kouna was being fingered in a corruption allegation.

So, when he defied the orders and came to Nigeria, he was arrested and sent back by Nigerian authorities.

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A police source who preferred anonymity told Reuters that Atangana Kouna arrived Cameroon from Nigeria yesterday evening.

Vision 4, a private television channel considered allied to Biya, reported that the former minister arrived at the international airport in the capital Yaounde at 6:20 pm escorted by police officers.

Another channel, Canal 2 International, also reported his arrest in Nigeria and subsequent extradition back to Cameroon.

It was not clear what charges Atangana Kouna was facing, but there was speculation on Thursday that he was arrested as part of an anti-corruption drive known as Operation Sparrowhawk.

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