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Confessions of night travellers who have willingly or unwillingly taken part in sexual activities in night travels speak out to Cameroon Journal – read story of one of the confessors below! Glad her full names are not used hopefully there are many women with the same two names, but dealing with this sort of attack in a society where rape is yet to be the attackers issue regardless – let’s just say it’s safe to sign a non-disclosure act.


 – “I once had sex with a total stranger with whom I traveled to Bamenda by night. I regret it till date. I blame myself because I was the cause; I was stressed up with emotional problems and needed comfort-which comfort has brought me everlasting discomfort whenever I sit next to a man traveling by night in a public transport bus” says Marceline Ijang (not real name).

Ijang told The Cameroon Journal, while getting ready to board another Bamenda bound 70 seater bus in Yaounde on March 30. She said she still lives with the fiancé who put her in the said emotional stress. She was traveling by a morning bus.

“I have never told him and will never tell him. But the guilt comes to mind each time I travel.” She says.

It happened about a year ago when she was leaving home in the midst of a misunderstanding with the fiancé.

“Before we left the park, one evangelist came in and prayed for journey mercies. The man sitting next to me took part in the prayers just like me. When we left Bamenda, the lights were on in the bus until we went far out of town. The muscular handsome young man sitting next to me had begun cracking jokes and everybody around us laughed. I think I must have been three or four years older than him.”

Then as the journey progressed, Marceline said, she asked if she could sleep on the man’s laps because she was feeling drowsy – the man agreed. “A few minutes later I felt the man aroused. I wanted to get up but I didn’t. He knew I had felt it and accommodated it, so he started caressing me; sending his hands wherever his sitting position could let him. I lifted my chest for him to gain access into my shirt, as he struggled, growing bigger and harder in his pants.” She revealed.


sex-harassHumans of the world – our unpure, squalid and primal instincts will drive us to shut the gates of earth – even common traveling again for a couple of hours, is now become a thing of dread, what next??? Sister Ijang seriously I am hoping this is not your real name or else you have some explaining, scratch that – unbelievable explaining I mean – to do to your fiancee oh !! Ok I’m just saying!