By Eric Tataw – Monday July 15, 2019.
National Telegraph can authoritatively state that Justice Chi Valentine Bumah, a Cameroonian judge has been spotted in UK, a source said, Monday July 15, 2019. Others say he has been seen in the UK, Sunday July 14, 2019.
There’s a video circulating of him held by a group of unidentified persons who appear to be speaking in French. Many have said they’re elements of the Cameroon Military.
National Telegraph has confirmed that he’s the person in the video but on-the-ground reports say he’s no more in their custody. We can’t independently verify how he managed to escape, but, it’s confirmed he’s in the UK.
Magistrate Chi is a strong supporter of justice and has been constantly regarded by the government as a sympathizer of the Ambazonia ideology. He’s an active State Prosecutor in Bamenda, capital of Cameroon’s North West Region.
The government of Cameroon has been targeting those regarded as supporters of Ambazonia. Many of such persons are abducted, jailed or killed in accidental discharges. In 2013, Justice Chi wrote on “The Right To Self-Determination In International Law.”
Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions are engulfed in a deadly armed conflict and elements of the armed forces and mobile police have taken advantage to target innocent civilians and loot goods and chattels of the civilian population, sources say.
Residents say it’s the duty of the police to keep peace and order. One would have expected the police to simply arrest victims, ferry to stations for interrogation instead of ending their lives prematurely.
The unrest in the two English-speaking regions since October 2016 that has turned into an armed conflict with a demand by majority of Anglophones in the North West and South West for a separate state called Ambazonia.
According to credible reports from the US Ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Henry Barlerin, reputable Human Rights Lawyer Agbor Balla and Bishops of Mamfe and Kumbo, the Cameroon military has been wrapped in several war crimes.