13 southern Cameroon separatists Arrested in Bamenda




August 6, 2012.

13 members of the Southern Cameroons Liberation Movement (SOCALIM), a separatist body fighting for the secession of Anglophone Cameroon from La Republique Du Cameroun have been arrested for holding an illegal meeting in Bamenda last Saturday.

They were picked up at SOCALIM’s National Secretariat at Alakuma-Mankon by elements of the police from the Bamenda Central Police Station.

Amongst those arrested were Rev. Fr. Andrew Ambeazieh, chairman of the council, and his deputies Che Chi Joseph and Mbuh Zacchaeus

The 13 were arraigned in front of the Bamenda Court of First Instance Monday and charged for holding an unlawful meeting (without authorization from the D.O)

“This is a thing that the council cannot do because it states categorically that the politico-Administration of La Republique du Cameroun has No LOCUS STANDI TO DO ANYTHING IN THE TERITORY OF THE SOUTHERN CAMEROONS, WEST AFRICA. There is no legal Republique du Cameroun which we are going through” Councilor Che Chi Joseph reacted In an electronic statement send to BamendaOnline.

The Bamenda Court of First Instance placed a bail of FCFA 1.3 million ( $ 2600) in a hastily organized hearing Monday evening.

A move the councilor described as a means “to frustrate the imminent restoration of the nationhood of the Southern Cameroons”

SOCALIM holds it monthly meetings at Alakuma, and its believed that the authorities were tipped off before the arrests were carried out.

By Abongwa Fozo






















                                                  Police blocked the entrance to the meeting venue


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