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Amadou Vamoulke Puts President Paul Biya In Big Trouble!

By Mbarga Abega

Amadou Vamoulke, former CRTV GM is now in jail.

International pressure has considerably mounted on Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya to release Amadou Vamoulke. The case of the former General Manager of the Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) and former journalist at state-run daily newspaper, Cameroon Tribune, Amadou Madeona Vamoulke, has been postponed once more to Friday March 1, 2019 at the Special Criminal Court in Yaoundé, says a witness present at the courtroom, Tuesday January 22, 2019.

The State Prosecutor has been asked by the Presiding Judge to prepare his decision on the charges against Amadou Vamoulke, our source noted. It’s the 16th time the case is postponed since the trial started on August 31, 2017 and the debate has not yet opened in the court, National Telegraph has been told. The Prosecution is quoted at the hearing saying there’s no witness to concretize accusations against Vamoulke.

According to a report from the Special Criminal Tribunal dated Monday January 30, 2017, a copy of which National Telegraph has obtained, Amadou Vamoulke and two others have been charged with embezzlement of about three billion, nine hundred and fifty-three million, one hundred and ninety-four thousand, four hundred and seventy (3, 953, 194, 470) F CFA (approximately some $6,920 Million), while he served as General Manager of CRTV.

A month after he was replaced as head of the management of CRTV by Charles Ndongo, a famous journalist in Cameroon, Amadou Vamoulke was held in custody at the Kondengui Central Prison in Cameroon’s capital, Yaound from July 29, 2016, till date.

National Telegraph has been hinted that many international organizations are lobbying for his release. During a press conference that held in Paris in France, Wednesday January I6, 2019, Reporters Sans Frontières, an international organization advocating for press freedom, stated that the Amadou Vamoulke’s case will be taken to United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.

A Committee for the Rehabilitation and the Liberation of Amadou Vamoulke, led by Alain Masse, a French journalist and former General Manager of Radio France, used a defense that Amadou Vamoulke is victim of his integrity as a manager. Upon his arrival at the top management of CRTV, he reduced his salary from 7 to 3 million Francs CFA and CRTV benefits more from all these charges against him.

Amadou Vamoulke is also supported by Human Rights Defenders Network in Central Africa (REDHAC), an NGO based in Douala and a French association located in Paris named Committee for the Liberation of Political Prisoners which considers him a political detainee.

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1 comment

malis January 23, 2019 at 1:31 pm

I know with absolute proof that Amadou Vamoulke is one of the finest civil servants that country has ever
had. I know that not only did he refused to steal money, but he wanted to prevent others from
stealing and that did not go well with Biya and his gangs.

This is how that devil Biya operates. Amadou Vamoulke is in prison because he is a good person.


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