The former Divisional Officer of Lobo sub division and Mayor of municipality are presently detained at the Kondengui central prison in Yaounde for suspicion of embezzlement.
They were arrested alongside 12 other suspects.
The Special Criminal Court has been investigating claims of mismanagement of resources disbursed to compensate displaced populations in areas within the Yaounde – Douala motorway project in the subdivision.
The former DO, Abdou Kaigama, current Mayor François Bindzi Ebode, some village heads and others are said to have falsified transactions between PK10 and PK20 stretch.
The suspects had appeared before the Special Criminal Court for hearing before placed in detention.
It all started in 2015 when the population of Lobo, Lekie division staged a protest and prevented the construction company from proceeding with work stating that their dues had not paid.
Others complained that the amount they received was less than what they deserve.
The former Mayor of Lobo, Eloundou Ndongo Louis Coty is not involved in the embezzlement scandal that erupted while he was no longer in service.