By NOELA EBOB BISONG
The case pitting Jane Doe vs. Christopher Anu, Communications Secretary and Spokesperson of the ‘Ambazonia Interim Government, AIG’, has been thrown out of the United States Central District Court of California, for lack of enough prove.
The case was summarily dismissed without a hearing on Monday, July 29, 2019.
The Court’s decision states on three counts that Nsahlai Law Firm whose client is Jane Doe, is unable to disclose the identities of the 5000 clients he represented, cannot satisfactorily prove the case of terrorism, and that none of the clients are citizens of the United States.
The case against Chris Anu, it should be recalled was filed last March 2019, wherein he was accused of a couple of criminal and terrorism-related charges, including being an opportunist, who, in late 2016, began scamming millions of Cameroonians by taking advantage of a lawyers’ civil protest to declare a secessionist government.” It further claimed that the ‘AIG’, is a “self-anointed” government of a violent and repressive Ambazonian separatist movement, “a criminal enterprise formed under the umbrella of an illegally obtained non-profit organization called Ambazonian Foundation, Inc., which was created according to the case, by Chris Anu and his accomplices by making false representations.”
It should be recalled that according to the Nsahlai Law Firm, the lawsuit was initiated on behalf of clients, who “suffered the loss of family, friends, relatives, employees, agents, co-workers, and labourers because of Chris Anu’s alleged criminal and terrorist activity.” In line with the lawsuit, up to 5000 (five thousand) in number, “suffered severe emotional distress, harassment, anxiety, and lack of sleep due to Chris Anu’s material support of his agents, joint venture partners, and organizations, namely AIG.” It furthers that Anu’s actions “resulted in a total loss of Plaintiff’s economic interest in her business because whenever Plaintiff’s labourers, workers, or agents go to Plaintiff’s business in Cameroon, they are allegedly killed, kidnapped, maimed, and tortured.”
The lawsuit requested the court to order Anu’s “support of AIG’s terrorist activities stopped” so that his clients, “can resume her business operations in Cameroon.”
Following the dismissal, the court states that “A claim is plausible if the plaintiff alleges enough facts to draw a reasonable inference that the defendant is liable…A plaintiff need not provide detailed factual allegations but must provide more than mere legal conclusions. Elements of a cause of action, supported by mere conclusory statements, do not suffice.”
In reaction, Chris Anu says he knew it was a setup and that he is taking revenge on the Law Firm, for the “lawsuit was defamatory and character assassination against my person.” He furthers that “I already scheduled a hearing on Motion for
Sanctions against Nsahlai set for August 19, 2019”.
US Court finds Chris Anu not guilty of terrorism
By NOELA EBOB BISONG