The lead lawyer for the defense counsel of the detained leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, Barrister Bernard Muna has revealed that his clients do not have any links or contacts with groups fighting for the independence of Anglophone Cameroon.
Barrister Ben Muna made the pronouncement during a press conference he held in Yaoundé on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at the Muna Foundation. The renowned legal practitioner observed that Barrister Agbor Balla, Dr Fontem Neba and Mancho Bibixy mandated him to tell reporters that what they have been clamoring for is respect of basic rights of the Anglophone citizens.
Barrister Bernard Muna made it clear that the detained leaders of the outlawed Consortium are not in alliance with any other group including Southern Cameroon National Council, SCNS, Southern Cameroons Peoples Organization, SCAPO, AMBAZONIA, Southern Cameroon Youth League, SCYL, and Movement of the restoration of the Independence of Southern Cameron among others.
Muna revealed that the Chairman of the Consortium Barrister Agbor Balla had insisted that they have not authorized anybody to link the Consortium to any other association. Ben Muna said the stand of the leaders is important because there was a document already circulating that they have joined other groups to fight for the restoration of the state of Southern Cameroon.
The lead Counsel for the defense of the three leaders said the Consortium legal team has over 150 lawyers both from Cameroon, Britain and elsewhere but just 10 were allowed to speak during the first court session last February 13, 2017 at the Military Tribunal. Barrister Agbor ball, Dr Neba Fontem and Mancho Bibixy will be in court on March 23, 2017.