13 of the 54 persons (including 3 minors) arrested during the popular insurrection of 9 December 2016 in Bamenda, North West Region and 15 December 2016 in Kumba, Southwest Region, were released .
After various investigations, the military court of Yaounde decided to keep in cells in Yaounde, 41 suspects. “For these, sufficient clues have been pointed out against them. Prosecution has therefore been launched against them for various qualifications, “said Issa Tchiroma, minister of communication and spokesman of the government. It was during a press conference on Saturday 24 December in the conference room of the Ministry of Communication in Yaounde.
Below is the complete statement of Issa Tchiroma on the fate of those arrested during the riots in Kumba and Bamenda.