Trial of Catholic Bishops: Colonel Tamabang, Mezam High Court washes hands off matter like the Biblical Pontus Pilate
The trial of Roman Catholic Bishops, rectors and principals of Catholic academic institutions that was slated for April the 21st 2017 at the Bamenda Court of First Instance has been postponed to a later date amid confusion as retired Colonel Tamabang announced to the world that he has never been part of the Consortium of Parents.
The Mezam High Court said in a statement on Wednesday that judges will be participating in a funeral ceremony of one of their departed colleagues. The release further stated that those who have matters in court should consult the board to have updates when they will be heard.
The Judges are reportedly washing their hands off the matter like the biblical Pontus Pilate. Archbishop Samuel KLEDA, President of National Episcopal Conference had maintained that the Catholic Church was not responsible for the stalemate in the Anglophone regions.
The ‘Consortium of Parents’ through their legal representative is demanding the sum of 150.000.000 FCFA as special and general damages. However, CIR understands the man widely believed to have created the Consortium of Parents retired Colonel Tamabang says he has never been part of the said Consortium that dragged the Catholic Bishops to court.
Lawyers for Colonel Tamabang have been quoted as saying that, “Our Client retired Colonel Tamabang Simon NCHE wishes to state publicly and categorically that he is not connected in any way to the so called CONSORTIUM OF PARENTS. He has never contacted any lawyer or bailiff to initiate court action against the above mentioned servants of Gods.”
By Sama Ernest with files from CIN