Former judge released by captors
Publish date: 16 April 2018
Issue Number: 769
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
A former Cameroonian top judge abducted a week ago has been released. A report on the News24 site notes that Justice Mbeng Martin was sent for a medical check-up in the town of Mamfe after his release. A known critic of the anglophone separatists groups, he was abducted by armed men in the town of Ewelle where he had attended his mother's funeral. The judge was the fourth top government official to be abducted this year. Legalbrief reports that the country is experiencing serious divisions. Politicians in the English-speaking regions have advocated for greater decentralisation and even complete separation or independence from Cameroon.