The former Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, underwent a cataract surgery in the left eye Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Last Saturday, Marafa Hamidou Yaya underwent an eye operation, reveals the daily Le Messager of Monday 29 August 2016. The operation took place in the Yaounde military hospital. To do so, the former Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization was taken under escort by a dozen members of the elite corps of the national police.
The operation lasted several hours. Thereafter, the one who was Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic left the hospital in the early evening on Saturday, the paper said.
A day later, precisely Sunday, August 28, 2016, in the early afternoon, Marafa Hamidou Yaya presented himself this time for post-operative medical checkup. According to his entourage, the former Minister “is doing well and even has begun to distinguish his entourage with his operated eye,” we read in the newspaper. Two hours later he was taken back to the Secretary of State for Defence, current place of incarceration.
As a reminder, Marafa Hamidou Yaya was arrested and placed in custody in April 2012. He is accused of intellectual complicity of misappropriation in buying a crappy plane for the displacements of the Head of State. He also was sentenced in September 2012 to 25 years imprisonment, the newspaper reminds. Since then, from his cell, this former close associate of Paul Biya was illustrated by a letter-writing activity in which he made revelations about his relationship with his “hierarchy“.