Just over a week after the Yaounde military court slammed seven anglophone activists with heavy jail terms, another batch of anglophones are expected in court today.
Five of them will appear before the court for charges brought before on grounds of secession, actions of terrorism, illegal possession of firearms, revolution and insurrection, amongst others.
Abeng Gerald Ndam, Tamina Terence , Ignatius Mbende Wenda, Braidnard Fongoh alias Fiango and Chongong Kelly Stecy Ngwe were all arrested in Bamenda at the start of the year before they were ferried to Yaounde where they will be appearing before the court for the second time since their detention.
Each of the five were arrested under different circumstances but that of Chongong Kelly Stecy Ngwe has left many wondering
The lady in her late 20s, married and a mother of one, was reportedly arrested in Bamenda as she went to visit her sister’s fiance, Tamina Terence who had been arrested for illegal possession of arms, one of their defence lawyers Barrister Honoratus Ndi Shey said.
Sources say she was caught filming the detainee she came visiting before being bundled into the cell and later accused of complicity in acts of terrorism.
After spending over a month at the judicial police in Bamenda, she and the other four were move to various cells in Yaounde where she will be later spend a month at the Judicial Police at Elig Essono.
Kelly and the four others will be appearing in court for the second time after their case was adjourned on May 8 by the judge for a proper constitution of the file by the State prosecutor.
On June 6, it will be the turn of the trio of Ade Keneth Chi, Anyangwei Lelly Anyangwei and Fonyuy Terence who will be appearing before the Yaounde military court for the eighteenth time as the court is yet to establish any clear charge against them.
For the moment, the military court has taken just under two years to sentence about a dozen anglophone activists arrested within the ongoing crisis with over two hundred detained at the Kondengui maximum security prison in Yaounde.