Francophone trial of Moderator Fonki Samuel Forba postponed until June 5th 0

Initially scheduled for today Monday the 24th of April 2017 at the Buea Court of First Instance in the Southwest region, the trial of the Right Reverend Fonki Samuel Forba, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon has been postponed to Monday, June 5th.

In a communiqué dated 21 April 2017 and signed by Beatrice Nambangi, the President of the Buea Court of First Instance, the magistrate indicated that Reverend Fonki Samuel of the Presbyterian Churche in Cameroon should not appear in court as earlier announced. Beatrice Nambangi did not give any reason for the adjournment.

As a reminder, the Moderator including the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Bamenda ecclesiastical province have been accused by a group calling itself the Consortium of Parents of having cashed the tuition fees for the 2016/17 School year that is drawing to a close without dispensing classes and keeping the doors of their institutions closed thus encouraged the crisis that has paralyzed the English-speaking regions since November 2016.

Moreover, retired Colonel Tamambang Nche, one of the parents mentioned in the direct citation as authors of the complaint, denied his involvement. He observed that it may be a confusion of identity or a usurpation of title.

By Sama Ernest

Cameroon Concord News