Martinez Zogo

The managing director of Yaounde-based radio Amplitude FM, Martinez Zogo, and host of popular daily programme, Embouteillages, was abducted on 17 January by "unknown assailants” and his mutilated body found dead five days later in Ebogo, 15 kilometers from the capital Yaounde.

Media reports said that the journalist had been discussing on his programmes an embezzlement case “involving a media outlet with government connections.” Zogo was described as a fearless journalist who would not hesitate to condemn corruption, even calling out names on his programmes.

In a statement published on 22 January, the SNJC says Zogo was “a victim of hatred and barbarism". The union points to Zogo's killing, saying that this crime represented a threat to freedom of the press in the country.