AYUK TABE WILL BE IN COURT TODAY THURSDAY TO MEET COLONEL MEM MICHEL
The trial of the Ambazonian leader and his defendants will resume this Thursday
Appointed to replace Colonel Abega Mbazoa, the magistrate, Colonel Mem Michel, will preside this Thursday, February 07, 2019, his second hearing of the very delicate file of the case of the Ambazonian leaders.
Since three hearings, the second for the new president Mem Michel, the trial of the president of the Ambazonian ghost state Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and his co-accused, stumbles at the level of the nationality of the defendants. These, against the opinion of the judge, refuse to recognize that they are of Cameroonian nationality.
At the fourth hearing this Thursday, February 07, 2019 at the Military Court of Yaounde, it will be necessary to remove this stumbling block before advancing in this judicial soap opera that looks long.
There is also that the start of this trial has dragged on because of the change of the president of the court. Thus, the second hearing held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, became a kind of contact. Magistrate Abega Mbazoa, wife of Eko, who presided over the first hearing of this case on December 06, 2018, did not return on Thursday, January 10, 2019. For undisclosed reasons, she was replaced by Colonel Mem Michel .
“This change has made us lose a lot of time because the new judge has completely resumed with the identification of the defendants. There were also debates on issues that had already been evaded at the first hearing, “said angry lawyer.
And as at the first hearing, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, the president of the ghost state of Ambazonia and the nine members of his staff, present at the military court, introduced themselves during their identification, as Ambazonians. In order to bring water to the mill of their clients, the defendants’ lawyers tried to prove that they were arrested in Nigeria in violation of the international laws on the protection of refugees …
The debate dragged that Thursday until late in the night before the new judge decided to return the case to Thursday, February 7, 2019. At the beginning of the next hearing, it will be question of evacuate first, the thorny blocking of the nationality of the accused. “It can not be a block on the conviction of terrorists” slice Maitre Anicet Magnigni, State Council of Cameroon.
Suspected of being the brains of the rebels who took up arms to demand the independence of Southwest and Northwest, the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon, Sisiku Ayuk and company, were arrested in Nigeria in January 2018, before to be transferred to Cameroon.