An influencial businessman is being questioned two weeks after the body of murdered journalist Martinez Zogo from Cameroon was discovered. The Cameroonian Communications ministry reported that Jean-Pierre Amougou Belinga was detained on Monday.
Belinga’s media group l’Anecdote confirmed its owner was undergoing questioning by the gendarmerie’s top institution.
Martinez Zogo’s mutilated body was found on Sunday, January 22 near Soa, a suburb of Yaoundé.
His murder left many shocked in Cameroon as NGOs continue to call out violations of press freedom and freedom of speech.
The 51-year-old was the host of popular daily radio show, Embouteillage or Gridlock in English.
On the air, he regularly tackled cases of corruption and alleged embezzlement, not hesitating to question important personalities by name.
Fellow journalists paid their respects to Zogo urging for an investigation.
Cameroonian President Paul Biya ordered Thursday, February 2 a probe into the abduction and subsequent brutal killing of the journalist.
That same day, the presidency announced several people had been arrested.