The Mokolo market in Yaounde has become a place for bizarre happenings. After a beautiful lady stepped out of her car to reveal her family jewel to the public, it was the turn of two girls who had their dresses taken off in public against their will on Saturday May 12, 2012.
The story goes that the girls were on a regular shopping spree in the market when they were surrounded by a group of boys who started ripping off the ladies' clothes. While the girls struggled to hide their nakedness, the boys purported to be bandits, took advantage of the confusion to rip the girls of their valuable belongings.
The girls whose names we got as Bernadette O. and Vanessa M; were taken to the Mokolo police station clad as Eve and were only saved from public disgrace by a Good Samaritan who offered them dresses to hide their nakedness. Two of the suspected bandits; Tamo and Malianne, have been apprehended and are currently helping the police in their investigation. However, the incident left the market dwellers flabbergasted as they had never seen such a thing though they are familiar with wacky happenings around the market.
The Good Samaritan who happens to be a shop-keeper in the market says he was in his shop in a storey building when he suddenly heard people shouting. He looked out and saw a huge crowd and upon a closer look, he saw two girls completely naked and realised they were his customers. He immediately rushed to the scene with some dresses for them as they were being taken to the police station. People still question the motive of the action as they had never seen anything like that before and suspect this maybe a new gimmick to rob people in the market. Even though hawkers in the market usually shout when girls are indecently dressed, this case was not the same, eyewitnesses said.