Varsity dons, other professionals in Cameroon jail beg for FG’s intervention 


Professors of some Nigerian universities and other professionals detained in Cameroon have sent a petition to the House of Representatives, and sought the intervention of the federal government.

The petitioners numbering 10 and registered as refugees in Nigeria are also calling on the federal government to deploy other means to secure their release from detention by the Cameroonian authorities.

Their petition was presented to the House Committee on Public Petitions by a legal firm, FRULAW CHAMBERS: Barristers, Solicitors, Public Notaries of the Cameroon Bar Association.

The professors and professionals were reportedly arrested at Nera Hotel in Abuja on January 5, 2018 by security agents and later repatriated to Cameroon, tried by a military tribunal and sentenced to life imprisonment, at the Kondengui Maximum security detention facility.

They prayed amongst other things that the House should, “Cause the Government of Nigeria to take action and implement the rulings in the three judgments of the Federal High Court of Abuja in 2019, ordering the release and compensation of these petitioners. 

“Call on the Nigeria government to leverage on the Abuja 2002 Ruling in Suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/30/2002 between The Southern Cameroons Rep by Kelvin Ngwang Ngumne et al Vs the Attorney General Federal Republic of Nigeria, and intervene to resolve the conflict between Southern Cameroons and La Republique du Cameroun.” 

“Cause the Nigeria government to take action and urgently initiate proceedings before the ICJ and other international jurisdictions citing la République du Cameroun to be Sanctioned for fraudulent misrepresentation during the Bakassi Peninsula case in the ICJ.”