Traditional rulers in the Lekié division, Centre region have signed an apology letter days after stating that the corpse of murdered pressman, Martinez Zogo be buried in the President’s village.
The collective of traditional rulers had signed a letter in which they ‘rejected’ the corpse of their son, Salomon Mbami Zogo better known as Martinez Zogo.
Their reaction was one of many others condemning the killing of the radio animator and demanding that an investigation be conducted to trace and punish the killers.
“His killers left us with nothing but maggots, Consequently, we refuse to receive these maggots in the Lekie and propose that the remains of Martinez Zogo be buried in the family vault of the President, you his father,” the chiefs had stated in a statement to President Paul Biya, adding that they would send a delegation to partake in the funeral.
They further declared Monday January 30, 2023 a ghost town day, to mourn the fallen pressman.
But on January 27, the same traditional rulers returned to their vomit, being unable to stand the heat generated by their letter. “For us, it is the Lekie that was targeted. Regarding our heroic security forces and our respectable Head of State, the good disposition of mind, attachment and benevolence vis-à-vis the Lekie are indisputable, incomparable,” they stated.
“With time,” they went on, “we became aware of our excesses. Also, let us present ourselves to his Excellency Paul Biya our deepest and sincerest apologies for the excesses we have been guilty of towards him.”
Prior to the traditional rulers’ turn around the head of the Lekié traditional rulers association, His Majesty Guy Tsala Ndzomo had in another letter, rejected his colleagues who signed the first letter asking for Zogo’s body to be buried in Mvomeka.
The said chiefs, he stated, had not been mandated to speak.
The unsettled death of Martinez Zogo continues to make waves, with the national and international community calling for justice to be served.
He was abducted on the night of January 17, 2023, and found dead five days later.
Poise News Desk