Case Adjourned to February 7
The case of Cameroon separatist leaders before a military tribunal in Yaoundé was suspended during the last hearing on January 10. The move was to allow a recompositing of the court according to local media reports. A new date has since been given by the new magistrate. Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and others are thus expected to be arraigned before the court on February 7, 2019. The new magistrate Colonel Mem Michel had fixed a January 23 date but the defense team asked for more time to prove that the accused persons were refugees. Ayuk Tabe and others were arrested in Nigeria in early 2018 and were subsequently deported to Cameroon despite urgent concerns by the United Nations refugee outfit.