Yaounde (National Times)-Barrister Elias Eyambe Ebai, ‘Ambazonia’ Ambassador to the African Union and the Rest of Africa under the sisiku Ayuk Tabe virtual government suffered a ,malaise Friday March 29th at the Yaounde Military Court lasting hours prompting judges to adjourn the case of the separatists’ leaders to April 8th.
The next hearing falls on a Monday known to have been punctured by a separatists-imposed civil disobedience that has grounded life across the North West and South West Regions for close to two years now.
Proceedings at the court lasted hours but the malaise of Eyambe is said to have been the main reason that pushed judges at the military court to move for an adjournment. The judges are said to have stated that, the trial cannot progress in the absence of Eyambe.
The man of law had collapsed in the course of the day. Nurses at the precincts of the court attended to him. He was later ferried to a military clinic. News of the malaise that befell Eyambe emerged a few minutes to 3PM. Around 3:30PM, a military nurse attended to him. After the check-ups, the lawyer turned separatists’ was then transferred to a private medical ward at the military tribunal.
Before now, blackout had interrupted the proceedings. When the case opened , the magistrate insisted on advancing with the matter but lawyers resisted on grounds that, they had objected the presence of the former assessors who were part of the dissolved panel at the level of the Appeal Court. Counsels insisted on the recusal.
The case was suspended at about 2:45PM. Matters resumed at about 9:11PM and few minutes after, the adjournment was announced.
Friday’s proceedings were the first for the presiding military judge Colonel Jacques Boudouin Misse since the March 5th presidential appointment. He is the third judge on the same matter in the last few months.
A cross section of the population feels relieve that, they would gain an extra day to engage in their personal engagements since the next hearing is on a Monday ; a day already sacrificed for civil disobedience since the crisis went deadly .