By Eric Tataw – Thursday February 7, 2019.
A military court in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé has kicked off hearings on the case of Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius and nine other Anglophone separatist leaders arrested in Nigeria on Friday, January 5, 2018, and extradited to Cameroon to
The case that was adjourned to today; Thursday, February 7, 2019, started with a strong objection from the Defense Lawyers. Objections have been raised on the quality of interpreters, a source has told National Telegraph. The lawyers have denounced the interpreters based on Cameroon’s bilingual nature.
The presence of Hon Joshua Osih, member of Parliament of the Social Democratic Front (SDF), one of Cameroon’s opposition political party has added ambiance. Two
The super scale erstwhile supreme court judge turned lawyer had announced he would be making appearances at all Sisiku trials. His absence has however gone almost unnoticed. The Bangwa Nchen has stolen the occasion.
Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius is conspicuously dressed in the Nchen. The Nchen is usually used in all Bangwa coronations and is a symbol of Royalty and peace.
The red according to the designer stands for the war and the blood flowing over the warring North West and South West Regions now referred to as Ambazonia.
The red sits on top of the Ambazonia flag. In the front is a gong standing for authority and kingship. In the middle is a calabash with olive branches (Nkeng) as the Bangwa people would call it, standing for peace and unity.
The fins, at the end on the legs and hands, stand for its tributaries to the outside world, the designer
Lebialem now has one of the strongest armed groups; The Red Dragons fighting for the restoration statehood of the former British Southern Cameroons now called Ambazonia. There are many other armed groups in the unruly North West and South West fighting for the same cause.