Outrage As Cameroon Illegally Arrests United States Leading Software Developer, Rebecca Enochong

Rebecca Enochong, a US citizen and a number one software program developer and Founder of AppsTech, a world enterprise enterprise software program developer, has been arrested in Douala, Cameroon for alleged contempt of court docket.

Human rights activist and president of Cameroon’s Peoples Party (CPP), Kah Walla mentioned Rebecca’s arrest was carried out and not using a warrant or summons and with out concrete fees.

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He mentioned there was solely a “plainte verbal du Procureur General” which is basically a verbal request by the Attorney General.

According to Technext, Rebecca was being investigated in a household case along with his brother. When she realised that her investigation was being dealt with by a number of investigators, she requested to the General Prosecutor that her case must be investigated by a single inspector.

The Attorney-General reportedly took this as an offence and on Tuesday, August 10, requested her speedy arrest for contempt and to be remanded in custody on the Gendarmerie Legion in Douala. 

The arrested software program developer is greatest identified in Africa for being the founding father of AppsTech, which operates within the US and Cameroon, and for co-founding the African Business Angels Network, which promotes early-stage funding in startups within the continent. With over 20 years as an entrepreneur, she is a extremely revered determine on African tech and innovation.

Investors and key figures in Africa’s tech scene are petitioning for her launch. 

AfriLabs, the most important community of innovation hubs on the continent the place Enonchong is board chair, described her arrest as “a blatant disregard for the rule of law,” particularly as a result of there gave the impression to be no warrant for her arrest.

“We are disappointed with the Cameroonian government on this development and we strongly ask they #FreeRebecca,” AfriLabs mentioned. 

“It’s the beginning of one other unlucky hashtag within the central African nation that has been the supply of many current considerations for human rights observers.”

Cameroon, identical to most African international locations, is infamous for detaining those that are crucial of the federal government.

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