Gabriel Ebili, a technician with the Radio Cameroon at the time of the events, had deceived the vigilance of the putschists.
It is only after 33 years of misery and precariousness that Gabriel Ebili, technician at Radio Cameroon in the 1980s, will be rewarded by the head of state, Paul Biya. Indeed, the former technician of the Cameroonian Radio Office, received Saturday January 27, 2017, 40 million FCFA to emerge from the precariousness and indifference that became his daily since his act of ingenuity and bravery of April 6 1984. The emotional ceremony was presided over by the DO of Lolodorf in the Bibondi village (Bikoka). A ceremony that resulted in the laying of the first stone of the villa that will be built in his name on presidential instructions.
Aged 32 at the time of these tragic events, the young radio technician had deceived the vigilance of the putschists. After his heroic act on April 6, 1984, the young technician was obliged to leave the Cameroonian Radio Office out of fear for his life. Gabriel Ebili, will eventually took the road to exile. Official sources confirmed that Gabriel Ebili out of fear for his life, had long wandered in the countries of the subregion, notably Congo Brazzaville.
According to the DO, Epenté Tazeu Adray, “this ceremony is intended simply for Gabriel Ebili, and for the people of this village, to say thank you to the President of the Republic for this act of recognition that leaves a hero out of misery.” By way of advice, the administrative authority suggested to Gabriel Ebili not to put everything in the villa, but to consider creating a plantation, opening a small diet, cooking his wife, furnishing the house, Electrify and wherever possible provide drinking water.
Overcoming his emotion, Gabriel Ebili expressed his gratitude for this gesture of the head of state. “I say thank you to the President of the Republic who has just put an end to my misery,” he said. This gesture by Paul Biya is undoubtedly the result of a fierce struggle led by several journalists and writers including Charles Ateba Eyené in his book entitled “Gabriel Ebili, le héros oublié du 06 Avril 1984 (Gabriel Ebili, the forgotten hero of April 6, 1984)“.