Nganyu Thomas Tangem, critically sick at the point of death is being chained at his sickbed at Yaounde Central Hospital on the instruction of the superintendent of Central Prison Kondengui, Hamadou Modi.
In a press statement made public, Thursday 30th 2020 by the communication and media committee for the defence team of Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and other Southern Cameroonians (Ambazonians), the team stresses that the right of their client, Nganyu Thomas Tangem, to receive proper medical care while in prison has been violated.
In the statement signed by Barrister Amungwa Tanyi Nico; chairman of the communication and media committee; he stresses that the prison administrator has violated section 123 of the Cameroon criminal procedure code and other international human rights conventions that protects the rights of prisoners.
The inmate evacuated to the hospital on the 25th of July 2020 is to undergo a head scan to permit medical doctors to establish other complications involved in the illness. “Our client is at the point of death because of elongated weeks of meningitis attack that was inadequately diagnosed and neglected by the prison administration”.
The lawyers recount that the attitude of the superintendent of Yaounde Central Prison is not an isolated case. To them, the superintendent of Yaounde Principal Prison Kondengui Isidore Angoule equally ordered the chaining of another inmate Barrister Shufai Blaise at the military hospital in Yaounde weeks back.
Due to this, the lawyers filed a lawsuit against the superintendent at the office of the procureur general of the centre region. The defence team says despite the dismissal of Mr Isidore Angoula from his post on July 29th 2020, they will make sure justice prevails.
Mimi Mefo Info.