After the wave of suspensions brought about by the protests carried out this Monday over the absence of health insurances and other social benefits at the Douala city council, arrests of protest leaders have now begun.
The staff representative Ntamark Otti Bako was arrested Wednesday and carried to the Judicial Police in Bonanjo before taken to the Ndokoti Court of First instance Thursday morning. The motive of his arrest is the destruction of the locks to the house he is occupying belonging to the Douala City Council. The house was sealed after Monday strike.
The family of Ntamark Otti is calling on the government to intervene in the situation.
“My father is already very sick because of this situation, and we are not ready to lose our father who is very dear to us. He has suffered too much for us. Let the government delegate listen to the cry of the children of Mr Ntamark. He has worked and sacrificed a lot for the government for many years. We want to have the peace we had before the delegate sent his agents to come and do what they did” says one of the children of Mr. Ntamark Otti Bako.
Many say Mr. Ntamark Otti is just the first of many who are yet to be arrested in line with.