As the double fold legal advocacy of the Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe affair mounts increasing pressure on both governments involved with the gangster arrest, deportation and inhumane detention of the Nera 10, Abuja got a full scale commencement yesterday January 28th, 2019.
Human Rights Advocate, and lead Defense Counsel Barrister Femi Falana with his team also comprising of some lawyers from Cameroon like Barrister Veronique Fem solicited in high gear during the first hearing of the case between Sisiku AyukTabe Julius Vs Attorney General of Nigeria and the National Security at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday.
With a commendable kin attention of presiding the Judge, Justice A. I Chikere, Falana had early provided two affidavits which he later withdrew one yesterday.
Barrister Falana in retrospective of the gross human rights abuses against his clients and in anticipation of the bogus proceedings decried the need for a logical respect of procedure in the course of the legal process
This highly forecasted first hearing which started at 10:42am was exceptionally cordial. It gracefully ended at about 12:03pm with the court reserving ruling for Judgement on April 15th, 2019.
Meanwhile, veteran Lawyer and lead Defense Counsel on the Cameroon side, Barrister Nsoh John Fru is currently warming up with a range of expert lawyers accross the nation that make up the team to hit the courts of Yaounde for another extraordinary session on February 5th, 2019, yet in defense of the Nera 10. With all hands on deck, ABC Amba TV news team will be following up the proceedings very closely.
Pablo Epah, ABC Amba News.