Politics › Judicial

Cameroon’s media regulatory boss slammed six-month jail term

Peter Essoka, President of the national communication council, NCC ©All rights reserved

The President of Cameroon’s National Communication Council, Peter Essoka has been slammed a six-month suspended jail term by a court in Yaounde for diffamation in the case brought against him .

Peter Essoka has equally been asked by the Court of First Instance in Ngoumou, Yaounde, to pay 15 million Francs  as damages to Amougou Belinga, proprietor of Vision 4, 7million FCFA as damages to Vision 4 and 2million FCFA as fee to cover up for the judicial process.

Peter Essoka was dragged to court by the Proprietor of the Vision 4 Television for diffamation after the NCC boss went on air to compare the TV station as radio mille collines-the radio at the heart of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

His comments came after journalists from from the TV station made inflammatory comments against the English-speaking community of Cameroon in the wake of the crisis in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.

Back top