Yaoundé (National Times)-The Lead Counsel for the detained Anglophone leaders, Barrister Fru John Nsoh, says the Habeas Corpus case requesting the release of the leaders is going in favour of his clients.
A visibly happy Barrister Fru John was speaking on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Yaoundé Appeal Court shortly after the arrested Anglophone Leaders appeared in Court for the first time in 10 months.
According to him, the smile on the faces of the detained leaders is a testimony that the case is in their favour. “My clients were smiling because they had the opportunity to tell their story, they had never tell their story to any court, today is the best day of my life as a lawyer, the best day of the life of these people,” Fru John said, adding that “today is a great day because all the detained persons were in court, we did everything to make sure that they appear today, it has been a long battle.”
He, however, insisted that his clients were illegally adopted from Nigeria and transferred to Cameroon. “These people were not arrested, they were illegally adopted,” Fru John said.
He said his team has made its case before the Judge and ruling is scheduled for November 15.
Fru John also alleged that his clients have been living in very unhealthy conditions for months and only changed their dresses when they were to be brought to court.
“They were wearing dirty tracksuits for months, they have just changed before coming to court,” he alleged. He however said he cannot ascertain the true state of their health because he is not a medical doctor.
The Barrister-at-Law refrained from giving the details of the debate but said the detained Anglophone leaders presented their case and there was a debate with the State represented by the Advocate General base on the Habeas corpus act demanding their immediate release.