The mutilated physique of a distinguished Cameroonian journalist was discovered on Sunday June. On the twenty second, close to Yaoundé, 5 days after being kidnapped by unidentified assailants, the press union and a colleague stated on Sunday.
Martinez Zogo, the director of personal radio station Amplitude FM, was kidnapped on January 17 by unidentified males after he tried to enter a police station to flee his attackers, media watchdog Reporters stated. With out Borders (RSF).
Zogo had not too long ago spoken on air about an alleged embezzlement case involving a media outlet with hyperlinks to the federal government, RSF stated.
“The Cameroonian press has simply misplaced one in all its members, a sufferer of hatred and barbarism,” the Cameroonian journalists’ union stated in a press release. “The place is freedom of the press, freedom of opinion and freedom of expression in Cameroon when working within the media now carries a mortal danger?”
His colleague, Charlie Amie Tchouemou, editor-in-chief of Amplitude FM, confirmed Zogo’s loss of life and abduction.
This incident is the newest in a collection of assaults towards journalists in Cameroon.
Media advocates have described the disappearance and loss of life of Martinez Zogo as one more signal of the hazards of reporting within the African nation.