Drama in Yaounde as Fru Ndi, Kah Walla storm Anglophone leaders’ trial
By DOH JAMES SONKEY IN YAOUNDE
There was commotion at the Military Tribunal in Yaoundé last March 23, 2017 during the resumption of the trial of the arrested leaders of the Anglophone struggle following an unprecedented move by SDF National Chairman, John Fru Ndi and CPP President, Kah Walla to storm the court. The arrival of these two political figures is said to have boosted the moral of the leaders especially as Fru Ndi went and embraced them.
Even the arrival of Mancho Bibixy dressed in the North West traditional outfit and chanting freedom songs created drama at the military tribunal.
The drama continued when the prosecution requested that the trial of the leaders that started already in March 2017 be merged up with a fresh trial, that of 25 others arrested in connection with the Anglophone problem.
In an exclusive chat with The SUN, Barrister at Law, Joseph Mbah Ndam who doubles as Deputy Speaker at the National Assembly explained that “when the matter was voiced in court, the defense raised an objection requesting the court to give us time to put our heads together and see what to do. We went out for 30 minutes to think together and as you know, the defense team is so large with over 200 lawyers having divergent views, thus, it was not easy for us to take a common stance but we finally decided that it will not be appropriate to merge the trial of Barrister Agbor Balla, Dr Fontem Neba and Mancho Bibixy with a fresh one against 25 others arrested in connection with the Anglophone problem.”
As soon as the defense returned into the court room and objected the proposal, the hearing was immediately adjourned until April 7, 2017.