Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon minister of communication known for his flagrant lies as become a subject of death hoax. While the origin of the hoax is unclear, it was further revealed that Issa Tchiroma Bakary passed away suffering from Prostrate cancer in Paris, France.
The origin of the death hoax is unclear, most tend to go viral on social media platforms while other hoaxes or rumors are spread via e-mail or blogs. However, he is still alive and doing just fine.
The news, reporting the passing away of Issa Tchiroma has been debunked by journalist and publisher of Municipal Updates newspaper. It was confirmed that he is alive and healthy. With so much going on in the country and people losing their loved ones, some people still find it necessary to joke about someone’s death.
Who is Issa Tchiroma Bakary? Biographie
Issa Tchiroma Bakary is a citizen of Cameroon born on September 10, 1949. He studied in France and became a materials and construction engineer. Working in Douala, Tchiroma was a Research Officer at the Cameroon Railways Authority (Regie des Chemins de Fer, Regifercam), the state railway company of Cameroon, until April 1984.
Issa Tchiroma Bakary is a Cameroonian politician who served in the government of Cameroon as Minister of Transport from 1992 to 1996 and has been Minister of Communication since 2009. He is the President of the Front for the National Salvation of Cameroon (Front pour le salut national du Cameroun, FSNC), a minor political party.
Issa Tchiroma Bakary Imprisonment!
Issa Tchiroma Bakary was arrested on 16 April 1984. Described as “a very dangerous element”, he was taken to Yaoundé and initially imprisoned for three days in a small cell, three square meters in size, which had no toilet, light, or ventilation. Other prisoners were removed from the cell, as Tchiroma was deemed so dangerous that he needed to be kept alone. Reflecting later on the ordeal, Tchiroma said that it was the worst memory of his life and that he would not wish the experience on his worst enemy.
Tchiroma was subsequently incarcerated at the Kondengui prison before being moved to the Yoko prison. At his trial before a military tribunal, he was defended by Yondo Black. While in prison, Tchiroma, who is a Francophone Cameroonian, studied English. After over six years in prison, he was released in 1990.