83 years old Azombi Godfred is one of the inmates who gained freedom in Bamenda. 78 inmates of the Bamenda prison were released, after President Paul Biya granted clemency to 333 persons arrested within the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon.
The release of Azombi Godfred, comes after he spent one year, ten months at the Bamenda central prison.
He was picked up from his house in Awing, a locality in the North west region. Today he is free, but goes home an unhappy man.
“I feel very bad. Gerndarmes took me from my compound. While in detention my house was buggled into and all my goods stolen, I felt terrible when i was informed. While here the prison guards took my money. Until now they have not return it. It was 67.000frs. I pray that i reach my village, meet my family and continue my works” he says.
“I lost everything, I will have to start life from zero,” he adds.
But what took an 83 years old behind bars?
He says he trains van guards of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) party of Ni John Fru Ndi. He is also a command Van guard of the SDF.
“I was arrested for training ambazonians. I know nothing about that” he says.
Being a patient, the prison conditions were unbearable for Azombi Godfred and he only survived with the assistance of family.
Mimi Mefo Info