Eric Wirkwa Tayu

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Tayu, publisher of the English-language newspaper Nso Voice based in the western town of Kumbo, was imprisoned after his conviction on charges of defaming the town’s mayor, Donatus Njong Fonyuy, in articles that alleged corruption, according to local sources.

Tayu was sentenced to five months in prison and fined 500,000 CFA francs (about US$893). When Tayu was unable to pay the fine, his prison sentence was extended five months, according to local sources.