Cameroun releases BBC reporter 1

BBC news reporter, Randy Joe Sa’a was a target at the military tribunal in Yaoundé on February the 1st 2017. The BBC correspondent and a cream of journalists were interviewing lawyers outside the military tribunal building following the postponement of the trial of the leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium when troops loyal to the regime identified the BBC microphone and ordered Randy to leave saying that only the state radio and television had authorization to cover the proceedings.

Randy Joe was arrested on the spot. Our informant hinted that Barristers Ben Muna, Tchoungang, Eta Besong jointly called for his release. Information filtered that his equipment were confiscated by the security agents. At the time of filing this report Randy had been released on bail.

By Rita Akana