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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Another Adjournment hits Ambazonia Leaders’ Trial Despite ‘Excitement’ From Nigerian Court

The trial of Cameroon’s separatists’ leaders is pictured to  suffer another adjournment this March 7. A ruling of the Abuja High Court of March 1stordering the repatriation and compensation of the concerned had heightened public interest in the matter ahead of today’s hearing.

Yet legal minds are deducing that, appointments made within the military corps on March 5th by president Paul Biya could have an impact on today’s hearing as the judges may need time to settle down in their new posts before opening up sensitive files.

At the Yaounde military court, the Colonel Mem Michel already transferred to the military Tribunal in Buea   is expected to handover to lieutenant Colonel Jacques Boudoin Misse Njone. Though Mem is expected to appear on duty for today’s trial, lawyers have hinted that, the military judge may just appear to adjourn the matter.

It is unclear if a new team will be reconstituted to handle the matter as Mem moves to his new station in the restive South West Region.

However, counsels for the separatists’ leaders are already on the premises of the military court. Screens, projectors and speakers are being set up for business to rumble off at the court in the hours ahead.