Cameroon arrests five policemen over torture video

YAOUNDE, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — Five Cameroonian policemen have been arrested on suspicion of torture after a video was made public showing police officers torturing a detainee, according to a senior police officer.

Cameroon’s police chief, Martin Mbarga Nguele said the five police officers were taken into custody and appeared before a judge over the alleged torture, which took place in the capital, Yaounde last week.

The video, which went viral in the Central African nation on Wednesday, showed the policemen interrogating, assaulting and then severely beating the detainee suspected of theft.

Nguele said in a statement made public on Saturday that the treatment was “inhuman”.

“The measures applied (against the policemen) are only the continuity of the permanent action in progress for a citizen police force, truly at the service of everyone because the daily act of the police officer must tend today only toward the well-being of the citizen,” Nguele said in the statement.

“For more than a decade, the national security has embarked on the path of professionalism, modernization and change of mentality and morality,” he added while stressing that the population must also respect and collaborate with the police.

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3 comments

  1. Does professionalism, modernization and change of mentality and morality ever seen
    in action in that country? What prompted the spring of human rights advocates, in that
    lying godamn country? Where, are these human rights groups now that this vjdeo came
    out? Do lawyers, only come out to talk, only in courts or have they been shifted to the
    tight corners where hypocrates, find solace? I thought, that they call themselves learned.
    And what, will the boss of the police force, do to the one who put out that `inhuman`
    video? Is the rule to purnish the five, going to be enforced generally as from now? Who,
    will follow up in all prisons, brigades, police stations etc etc? Are state councils not to blame
    for dereliction of duty?

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  2. I know this is fake. These policemen have not been arrested. Just another junction box of lies told by a government that has never been there for its people. See how human beings vested with powers by the state to protect citizens are using machetes to beat the souls of the legs of fellow humans. They should give them the same punishment. How are they better than armed robbers?

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  3. ZERO ARREST HAS BEEN MADE. TORTURE IS LAW IN LRC

    Case study: Samuel Wazizi

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