Friday, April 12, 2019

Justice: Secessionist leaders get assistant from outside

Cameroonian nationals gathered in front of the High Commission of Nigeria in South Africa to demand the release of Julius Ayuk Tabe and his companions in detention in Yaoundé.

No action has yet been taken to comply with the decision of the High Court of Abuja in early March to return Ayuk Tabe and company to Nigeria, where they were arrested in January 2018. A situation that On Friday, April 05, the diaspora of Cameroon in South Africa was decried.

Cameroonians from South Africa gathered in front of the Nigerian Embassy to demand the return of the "Ambazonian leaders", arrested in the context of the Anglophone crisis.

The Abuja High Court had ruled the extradition of secessionist leaders in Cameroon "illegal" and "unconstitutional". She based her observation on the fact that there is no relevant agreement between the two countries. The decision is slow to be implemented. Activists brandishing placards with the words "Free Sisiku Ayuk Tabe", "Nigeria must execute the judgment of the High Court of Abuja".

Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and companies were arrested on January 27, 2018. The same year, a trial was opened against the "Ambazonian leaders" at the Yaoundé Military Court. A trial that has run into difficulties related to their nationality and their refugee status.