Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bamali Crisis: 13 Arrested and Detained Amidst Sparkling Controversy

villagers who was shot on the leg on Dec. 29
Villagers of Bamali in Ngoketunjia of the North West Region have frowned at what they call an unlawful detention masterminded by a handful of persons to destabilize their village. 
Newspaper report indicated last week that 13 villagers were arrested and detained at the Bamenda prison since March 10, 2015 in connection to the brouhaha with Law enforcement officials that took place on December 29, 2014. It is alleged that 17 villagers were earlier summoned for questioning and when they arrived, they were whisked off to Bamenda where they are still in detention. It is also aired that the fon of Bamali was among the 17 that were summoned. When villagers got the information that their fon was carted to Bamenda, the villagers threatened to march to Bamenda Prison but Hon. Njingum Musa allegedly told them to stay calm. Allegations are rife in Ngoketunjia that the brouhaha was masterminded by a handful of manipulators who were bent on reinstating the ousted fon. Yet, another classified source hinted that the purported letter threatening the life of SDO for Ngoketunjia claimed to have been written by Bamali elite was also masterminded. Some four names have been cited in connection to the letter. It is even alleged that the idea was to ignite tension in the village so much so that the fon, the queen mother and chairman of the traditional council could be picked up as well. But the administration did not fail prey to the act. Rumour peddlers say during the meeting that the said plan was hatched, a lumpsum was dolled out to bribe the administration. 
Public opinion in Bamali holds that the only person who could solve the issue is only North West Governor Adolph Lele Lafrique given that he is God fearing and he would accept to be party to blackmail.   

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