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Cameroon – Anglophone Crisis: Defense Counsel Embarrassed As Court Fails To Present Witnesses

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Written by Deckson N.

The Judges at the Yaoundé military court failed to produce witnesses against Barrister Agbor Balla, Dr Fontem Neba, Mancho Bibixy and 24 others Thursday April 27, 2017 during the second hearing.

The 17 witnesses who are mostly military men did not show up at the witness box as expected by the defense counsel. The military court did not give reasons for their absence.

The court case took another twist when the defense decided to apply for bail either on charges or judicial surveillance.

The case was adjourned to May 24, 2017, a date in which the court will decide whether to grant bail or not.

The defense also argued that no lawyer is eligible to defend the claimant because the President of the Cameroon Bar Council had not given his okay. They based their argument on the fact that according to their rules, no lawyer or lawyers can stand against his colleague in the Bar if the Batonnier has not accepted within 15 days.

But 15 days had long elapsed.

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