The trial of the leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium that finally started today in Yaoundé after the fiasco recorded on February the 3rd has been adjourned to March the 23rd. The President and Secretary General of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium with legitimate authority over Southern Cameroons territory, Barrister Felix Nkongho Agbor-Balla and Dr Fontem Neba were respectively arraigned at the Yaounde military court today together with Mancho Bibixy, Cameroun Info.Net reported.
The activists who were arrested in the regional capitals of West Cameroon, Bamenda and Buea and promptly whisked off to Yaoundé are charged among other things for terrorism in connection with the ongoing crisis in the regions. They all pleaded not guilty.
Sources say before the accused pleaded their case, the counsel for the defence objected the court’s attempt to read the charges in the French language. A cream of advocates from the Cameroon Bar Association including former Batonniers is defending the leaders.