27, August 2017
Jeannette Marafa, the wife of Marafa Hamidou Yaya, jailed former Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic who died on Friday 25 August in Paris has been buried in France, Cameroon Concord News has learnt from Francophone media sources.
A relative of the late Jeannette Marafa quoted by some media houses pointed out that she consented to the idea of being laid to rest in a cemetery in Paris, France according to Muslim tradition.
The source also indicated that in her will, Jeannette Marafa reportedly said that “When my husband gets out of prison he will exhume my body and bury me in Garoua in northern Cameroon.” Jeannette Marafa has always claimed during her lifetime that her husband, Marafa Hamidou Yaya, is a political prisoner in Cameroon.
The former Minister of State in charge of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, who is being held in one of the cells of a secondary prison at the General Secretariat for Defense, was sentenced to 20 years in prison over the Albatross affair.
By Eyong Johnson with files from CIN