Cameroon: Detained Supreme Court Judge's Son Arrested During The Balla, Mancho Treason Trial

Ayah Ayah Abine right in photo alongside British lawyer Karim Ahmad Khan at the Yaounde Military Court

This is what is filtering from a Yaounde based journalist who witnessed how the detained Magistrate's son was whisked off by elements of the Ngousso Gendamerie brigade today June 7 2017. it is not clear whether he was ferried to the dreaded SED to Ngousso or which detention facility. It is also not clear if at the time of writing he has been released.

Other witnesses said he was apparently arrested for 'manipulating his phone' when the treason trial of Balla,Fontem and Mancho was ongoing. "They might have thought he wanted to take pictures of the hearing," a witness said.

Attempts by this reporter to get to Ayah,s son, named AYAH AYAH ABINE have not been fruitful. He did not respond to whatsapp messages. His direct phone line rang and he did not pick it up the call.

Akoson Raymond, Hon Ayah's private secretary later released a statement on her Facebook page :

I can now confirm that Ayah's Son Has Been Abducted

I have sufficiently talked to the Ayah's family and it is true that Chief Justice Ayah's son - Ayah Ayah Abine - the one who serves meals thrice a day for daddy Ayah Paul has been abducted alongside one other, Etonong Christian, a product of Ayah's orphanage. Their crime? That they took pictures in front of the Military Tribunal.

Solomon Amabo, Rights journalist.

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