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Former Central African Republic Leader Arrested In Cameroon

The former Seleka leader has been handed over to Central African Republic authorities in Beloko.

A former spokesperson of the Seleka coalition which briefly held power in the Central African Republic under the leadership of Kichel Djotodia was on Saturday, April 9 arrested by the Cameroonian police when he illegally crossed into the country from the Central African Republic.

Col. Christian Djouma Narkoyo, former commander of the mobil gendarmerie legion in the Central African Republic during the Djotodia regime, had just descended from a vehicle in Beloko in Nana-Mambere prefecture and was escaping to Cameroon when he was arrested at the border.

The former Seleka leader has been handed over to Central African Republic authorities in Beloko.

There is speculation that he would be handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.


“If it is not the International Criminal Court, it would be the Special Criminal Court which would want him because he just disappeared since Seleka was deposed from power in 2014,” a senior military source in Bangui, the capital told HumAngle.

“He was no longer officially a member of any armed group thus the Central African Republic justice system would have no interest in keeping him, especially as several leaders of other more bloody armed groups are still free in the country.”

Christian Djouma Narkoyo, a native of Vakaga was a second class gendarme before joining Seleka, following which he became a colonel and later commander of the mobile gendarmerie legion during the transitional regime of Seleka led by Michel Djotodia between 2013 and 2014.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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