CAMEROON, Yaounde. Journalist and former director Ernest Obama was brutalized upon arrest, the cause of which has yet to be fully established. However, it is alleged that it has something to do with mismanagement of funds at the “Anecdote Group”, during his reign as Director of Vision 4 Television. He was picked up early morning on 18 June by security forces in Yaoundé, the country’s capital.
While waiting to be questioned, the journalist is presently in detention at the Yaounde Central Prison SED. Ernest Nana Obama Dieudonne is known for hate speech and his hatred towards Anglophones in Cameroon, which was present in his journalism career. He supported the government and even proposed that Anglophones be subjected to thorough house-to-house checks and massive interrogations.
On 20 December 2017, the National Communication Council suspended him for two months for unprofessionalism. He was also attacked by agents of La Brigade Anti-Sardinard (a movement that is against the current regime of Cameroon), in Paris France back in February 2019.