POSTPONEMENT OF SISSIKU AYUK TABE”S TRIAL TO 1ST NOVEMBER
The hearing was held at the absence of the accused
The appeal trial of Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and nine other leaders of the secessionist cause opened in camera on Thursday at the Court of Appeal Center in Yaounde. The hearing was held at the absence of the accused. They were not taken from their cells at the SED to be taken to the Center’s Court of Appeal in Yaounde. All that caused the postponement of this Habeas corpus trial to November 1st.
“The Sed commander just came to take notice of the situation because he did not know. It was approved and the trial was adjourned. It has been said that this is the last time the trial is adjourned, the colonel has promised that they will be there at the next hearing. There is no one to reassure them, “says Ndong Christopher Nveh.
At the end of this procedure, lawyers Fru John Soh and Ndong Christopher Nveh hope that the body of the offense will be provided or that Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and his companions will be released immediately.
The High Court had rejected this request on August 30, 2018 for questions of form. The trial was held that day in the absence of those concerned.
Sissiku Ayuk Tabe and his companions were arrested in Nigeria and transferred to Yaoundé where they are being held. Nobody has seen them until today, except for a trio of lawyers led by Bernard Muna, whose services were later refused by the accused. Mr. Fru John Soh and Mr.
Ndong Christopher Nveh have not yet had access to their clients. They doubt that their customers are still alive. “It’s been five times that we ask for them to be brought and yet we have never presented them. ”
The commanding officer of Sed promised Sissiku and other English-speaking leaders will attend the next hearing, failing which the Court should take act.