Journalist Samuel Wazizi Arrested, Tortured & Killed In Detention By Govt Forces

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Cameroonian Journalist Samuel Wazizi has been declared dead, as reported by Equinoxe TV news of June 2, 2020

It had been 10 months and no word was heard about Wazizi.

The Cameroon government in her usual style of silencing journalists, detained Wazizi after he willingly showed up to be interrogated at the Muea Police station – with no iota of resistance.

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The court repeatedly failed to produce him for legal proceedings with no explanations.

Detained since August 2019, his court cases were adjourned several times and the government failed to give any explanation, even after his lawyers filed a habeas corpus and were told he would be in court for the next appearance.

It is believed that Wazizi had been under severe torture by the Infantry Battalion which is said, by law, to have no investigative unit or detention centres.

Samuel Wazizi was an orphan who grew to be the only bread winner of the family he lived with at the time of his arrest.

The former CMTV pidgin newscaster was in custody because the separatist group, Ambazonia fighters set up a camp in his farm.

Besides, he was also accused of spreading information from Ambazonia fighters to threaten the population.

Despite refusing all allegations levied against him at the moment of his arrest, the police commissioner said he could not grant him bail because the administration of South West “was on the case closely”.

Wazizi is not the only journalist caught in the government net. Other journalists like Paul Chouta, Wawa Jackson and a host of others are still languishing behind bars for their critical reports

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