Former Vision 4 Journalist and General Manager, Jean Ernest Obama has recieved what a final order to appear in court to answer to the derogatory and defamatory statements he made towards the Ayah Foundation.
While the former protegee of business tycoon, Jean Pierre Amougou Belinga, basked under the then ‘blind protection’ of his lion boss, he claimed amongst a host of others, that the Ayah Foundation was a major trafficker of arms for the separatist fighters.
Sued for claims made live on air, the Journalist has on several occasions been summoned by the Yaoundé court of first instance to appear before the tribunal.
In several past sessions, he was expected to present his case against the Ayah Foundation and to produce valid proofs of arms trafficking by the international organisation but he failed to even show up.
An ultimatum has given the now BNews 1 Journalist to present himself at the Yaoundé Court of First Instance latest August 10, given he has never attended any court sessions to this effect.
This latest order comes as one of other woes the pressman is currently facing. He has been accused by many of neglecting professional ethics, especially after he resorted to defamation, media bullying, and propagation of hate speech concerning the armed conflict in the Anglophone regions.
Many likened Ernest Obama’s programs on Vision 4 TV to the infamous “Radio Mille Collines” in Rwanda which was at the heart of the deadliest genocide in Africa.
Given that the media house which he worked for at the time is a staunch Pro-Biya organ, the Journalist some say could well go unquestioned even after calling for the extermination of Anglophones who protested for their rights. He is also on record calling some ‘cockroaches who needed to the crushed’.
Unlike the case of Paul Chouta who was incarcerated for over two years, in a case which warrants at most 6 months of jail time, Ernest Obama who virtually preached genocide and propagated hate speech barely got a sanction from the National Communication Council, which only acted after pressure was mounted by the international community.