Leader of the Coffin revolution Mancho Bibixy And Co Slammed An Additional 2 Year Jail Term
Mancho Bibixy, Penn, Terence, and Felix Ngalim answered present today at the Ekonou Court of First Instance in Yaoundé after being accused of championing the July 23rd prison riot at the Kondengui Maximum security prison in the capital city Yaounde.
They were charged for group rebellion, among other crimes
At the end of that court session, all charges were dropped but they were found guilty of rebellion. As a result, Bibixy, Terence and Felix were slammed an additional two-year jail term by the Ekonou Court of First Instance.
This adds to the jail term that was earlier handed down to them last year. Bibixy for instance who was initially handed a 15-year jail term will now serve a 17-year jail term.
Penn Terence and Felix Ngalim who were equally serving a 15-year jail term will now serve 17 years each.
The First Vice President of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) Mamadou Mota who also faced the same charges as Bibixy and co. was equally handed down a two-year jail term.
As a reminder, on July 22, 2019, a riot was reported at the Kondengui maximum security prison in Yaoundé . Some detainees took possession of the prison, denouncing overcrowding, judicial delays, and other deplorable living conditions.
Videos of the riot spread across social media showing prisoners ransacking and burning the Kondengui jail library and a sewing workshop before security forces crushed the mutiny.
Filming on their phones, inmates posted parts of their protest, chanting: “We want more to eat than porridge,” and “We want to go to trial.”
A day later, security services reestablished control. The Vice President of MRC, Bibixy, Terence, Felix, and others were transferred to an unknown destination. They were accused of causing the riot.