Abuja: Federal High Court, postpones NERA10 Case
An Abuja Federal High Court Judge, Hon. Justice A.I.Chikere has rescheduled hearing in the case brought by Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe and 9 other Southern Cameroonian leaders challenging their abduction at NERA Hotel, Abuja on January 5th, last year.
When the team of lawyers led by Femi Falana, SAN, Hon. Abdul Oroh and 5 Cameroonian lawyers stormed the court, they were informed that Justice Chikere had traveled to Lagos to attend a seminar.
The case was adjourned to Monday, 28th January, 2019. The court was besieged by family members from Zaria, Kano Makurdi, Yola, Katsina, Calabar and Uyo. Many Southern Cameroonian refugees in Abuja wearing #JUSTICE4NERA10 also besieged the court.
Secretary General of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Peter I. Ozo-Eson expressed concern about the abduction and deportation of the leaders who are mostly University Professors, trade Unionist and lawyers. Dr. Ozo-Eson said the NLC and its affiliate organizations like the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) would mobilise their membership to attend the next hearing and campaign for the release of NERA 10.
The lead counsel from Cameroon Barrister John Fru Nsoh expressed disappointment that the adjournment was not communicated to the lawyers early enough. ” This is at great expense to us. It is not fair, to us and our clients who are languishing in a maximum security prison in Cameroon.