11, February 2017
Security sources in Buea have hinted that the two independent journalists arrested in connection to the ongoing crisis rocking the Anglophone regions have been tossed to Yaounde. “It’s not clear where they are detained at the moment, but they are most likely to be at SED,” a staff of The Guardian Post where Amos Fofung works said.
The two men were bundled from the Molyko and ferried to the 3rd Police District where they spent the night in custody before their transfer to Yaounde. The duo’s Buea colleagues recounted that they were picked up by the police in connection with a bag that contained ‘anti 11 February tracks’ purportedly dropped by the Publisher of Voice of the Voiceless from Bamenda.
Same sources explained police had already arrested the visiting Bamenda publisher and were in search of his bag that was dropped at the Molyko residence of Amos Fofung. At the time police came to search the house, Atia Tilarious was with Amos and the armed uniform men bundled all of them. According to Elah Geoffrey, Editor of The Sun Newspaper, the arrested journalists were interrogated by investigators at the Judicial Police in Buea on Friday prior to their overnight transfer.