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European Union Storms Yaoundé Military Court, Indexes Adjournment, Sisiku’s Resistance.

By Eric Tataw – Thursday March 7, 2019.

European Union Storms Yaoundé Military Court,  Indexes   Adjournment, Sisiku's Resistance.

National Telegraph’s Clauticlaire Zamba Zamba captured this picture of this EU representative as he storms the Yaoundé Military Court March 7, 2019.

The case pitting ten (10) Anglophone Pro-independence leaders and the government of Cameroon lasted only ten minutes in an extraordinary atmosphere of resistance and International eyewitnesses at a Military Court in Yaoundé, the capital of the Central African country of Cameroon.

The European Union (EU), amongst other diplomatic missions, took note of the fireworks that occurred at the courtyard, National Telegraph is told. Reports say the EU Representative was keen to all the incidents given that the EU has become increasingly worried about the stability of Cameroon.

An uproar, our stringer reports occurred when Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius and his retinue were refused from shaking hands with the audience after the session.

Reports say the presiding judge had adjourned the case to Friday, March 29, 2019, but issued an order, violating the fundamental rights of the defendants, barring them from greeting loved ones.

The military court hall today was heavily militarized, the presence of John Fru Ndi made them think otherwise. They refused them, our source said, referring to Sisiku and Co to greet people, just because they never wanted Fru Ndi to shake hands with the leaders, a source opined.

Reports say at this juncture, Sisiku, dressed in a sky-blue suit, resisted, saying all of them will not get into the bus carrying them back to their cells, should they aren’t allowed to greet their families and the audience, especially National Chairman of the SDF, one of Cameroon’s opposition political party.

Eyewitnesses told National Telegraph the judge at this point, went out, probably to get instructions from his hierarchy. He later returned and asked for Fru Ndi and other SDF parliamentarians to go in and greet the Anglophone leaders.

A National Telegraph secret stringer took this picture of
Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe during today’s hearing, March 7, 2019.

The accused persons; Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe and nine others were abducted in Nigeria on January 5, 2018, and extradited to Cameroon, a thing that has been described as illegal by their families, friends and Rights groups.

Colonel Mem Michel, the presiding judge has been transferred to Buea by order of a Presidential decree, signed Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Observers have been quick to point to the fact although the matter has been appealed, the Defense might only get a heads-up after a new judge must have taken over, probably by the next hearing.  

An armed conflict is deepening in the two English-speaking regions of the North West and South West with militias battling pro-regime soldiers as they aim to uphold a new country; Ambazonia. Ambazonia is an outlawed country in which the majority of its residents; the English-speaking regions are seeking to restore.

The Biya administration has blamed the insurgency on Sisiku and others. They currently under custody at Kondengui, a detention facility in Yaoundé, facing terrorism-related charges.

The Federal High Court of Abuja in Nigeria on Friday, March 1, 2019, handed down a decisive judgment in a matter pitting the Nigerian Government and the tensome.

The Abuja Federal Court ruled that the abduction at Nera Hotel was illegal and in violation of the Nigerian Law, the violation of African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

Consequently, the court has ordered they be paid five million Naira (₦5.000.000) each and that they should be brought back to Nigeria and the Nigerian Government should restrain from further violating their rights. All figures are now crossed waiting for the judgment to be affected.

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