With the Consortium still remained banned in the Cameroons, Consortium President is finding other ways to help Anglophones. Considering the stakes at home, Barrister Balla is using other authority to help the struggle. As President of Fako Lawyers Association, he has created a taskforce to help hundreds of our compatriots abducted and are being taken to Court clandestinely. Barrister Balla in his communique emphasised that the legal task force is pro bono (Free) and it is only for this purpose considering the fact that lawyers are still on strike. He went on to advised other counties to do same so that our people will be helped out. BaretaNews can state vehemently that, indeed in this struggle everyone must find his or her own niche, it is now clear that Barrister Balla has found his niche to commit himself to see all detainees free and get justice for all. We of BaretaNews can only appreciate this move. We are thus called upon to play our own role each in his or own niche until restoration.
FORMATION OF A TASKFORCE TO DEFEND PERSONS ARRESTED DURING THIS CRISIS.
It has come to our attention that many young men and women within Fako Division have been arrested and are currently detained at the various police and Gendarme cells within our neighbourhood because of the ongoing Anglophone crisis.
Cognizance of the fact that Lawyers are currently on strike, FAKLA Exco hereby creates a special taskforce exclusively for the defence of ONLY those arrested in relation to the Anglophone crisis.
We feel that the said group of detainees (and all others arrested as a result of the ongoing crisis) need urgent legal representation because of the circumstances of their arrest. We have been reliably informed that some have been charged to Court.
Our drive during these trying moments is to act fast to minimize injustice.
In light of the above therefore, we have resolved that Senior Barrister Ajong Stanislaus shall lead (Coordinate) the team of lawyers listed below who constitute the Taskforce :
Barrister Aso Epey Ebi
Barrister Arrey Collins.
Barrister Legenju Vitalise
Pupil Barrister Mele Didier
Pupil Barrister Luma Fred
Barrister Ajong is further empowered by this communique to appoint members for the other towns within Fako namely :
Limbe, Tiko and Muyuka.
N.B. : The services of the taskforce are probono.
FAKLA shall suggest this initiative to the other constituent associations to form a similar probono team for a same purpose.
What brings us together is stronger than what divides us.
Thank you. – Agbor Nkongho
Barrister NKONGHO Felix Agbor Balla
President FAKLA (Fako Lawyers’ Association)