The joint trial of Barrister Agbo Balla, Dr Fontem Neba and Mancho Bibixy among others will be in its second hearing since the court decided to apply “Joinder of Proceedings” even against the wish of defense counsel.
The defense counsel has been pleading for their clients to grant bail to the leaders and those arrested within the heart of what has today been termed Anglophone crisis, but the court had given a deaf ear. The argument whether to grant them bail or not was at the centre of discussion last April 27 when the trial took place, it was then that judges decided to adjourn the case for May 24, 2017.
Several persons have been calling on the state to release the Anglophones arrested including Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle, President of the Bar General Assembly.
The detained Anglophones are accused of vandalism, hostility, terrorism, revolution, secession among others.