The president of the National Communication Council (NCC) will appear in front of the court of first instance in Yaounde today 13 June 2017.
Esoka is accused by Afrique Media for unjustly meting out sanctions against them. According to the media house, the NCC president has to justify the reasons why their own case out of the other victims of sanctions last year had to be different.
Some months after their sanction last year together with other media organs, Afrique Media’s own suspension was uplifted by the law court on the 1st of May, a decision which Peter Esoka, was not in accordance with and had to table a complaint against the move a year later.
One of the things that are fuelling up this battle between the regulatory body and the media organ is that, the president of the regulatory organ went as far as asking cable distributors not to broadcast the Panafrican TV channel. This was a move that painted a very bleak future for the TV station, as that meant they would eventually crumble in Cameroon, if that decision was to be maintained.
To the greatest surprise of Afrique Media, the cable distributors adhered to the instructions that were given to them.
The accused has to prove today that all of the decisions he had been taking, especially towards Afrique media, are legal.