By Gilbert Aman – Thursday February 28, 2019.
A Cameroonian Priest of the Evangelical Church of Cameroon has been summoned by security officials for speaking about arbitrary arrests in the country, church members have told National Telegraph.
Rev Pastor Ghislain Suffo of the Chila Batoufam Parish in
He is being particularly convened by the personal security of the Delegate General, Police Commissioner, Meva Vincent De Paul on accusations allegedly linked to his declarations.
National Telegraph learned that the pastor received the summon, Friday, February 24, 2019. The Preacher of the Gospel risked going to jail after mentioning arbitrary arrests in his homilies at a funeral ceremony, says a source.
According to sources, the Preacher has discovered that the summon isn’t unconnected to a sermon he delivered in the locality of Batoufam in the West,
The funeral of the late Professor, President of the Cameroon Science Academy and member of government was attended by top Cameroonian government authorities including Jean Kuete, Secretary General of the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) party, National Telegraph gathered.
The 38-year-old Pastor, who is also a specialist in Political Theology, spoke on arbitrary arrests and poor detention conditions of prisoners in Cameroon. The message we are told was not easily digested by the regime barons.
Reports say the Cleric was later questioned, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the office of the Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) for
The Biya Regime has been clamming down on anti-regime activists, including political opponents and pressmen. Many Cameroonians have been arbitrarily arrested without a charge in order to silence their voices.
Just recently, over two hundred (200) supporters of the country’s main opposition party were arrested, including the party’s boss who also competed alongside President Paul in last year’s Presidential Elections.
Prof Maurice Kamato, Chair of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) had challenged the election results, claiming he won incumbent, Paul Biya, 86. The country’s Constitutional Council made up mostly of Biya’s allies upheld the results.
Kamto reports say called for a peaceful protest but was later after the protest at about 9:30 PM, Monday, January 28, 2019, at Albert Dzongang’s Residence, an MRC bigwig’s residence situated at Mobile Guinness neighborhood, of Douala III Sub-division, Wouri Division in Cameroon’s Littoral Region, arrested and is currently facing trial at the Yaoundé Military Court.
Only on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, another CRM bigwig who is also a famous Cameroonian female lawyer, Michèle Ndoki who had participated in the peaceful protest and got shot in the process, was arrested.
In the two English-speaking regions of the North West and South West that have remained tensed following an armed conflict in which the majority of the Anglophones are asking for an Independent State called Ambazonia, arbitrary arrests have been recorded with thousands already held under the most deplorable conditions in various detention facilities across the country.