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Ayaba Cho Lucas: Ambazonian leader prosecuted in Norway, could be arrested

Ayaba Cho Lucas: Ambazonian leader prosecuted in Norway, could be arrested

N Melo
by N Melo
June 29, 2022 0

Ayaba Cho Lucas: Ambazonian leader prosecuted in Norway, could be arrested

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The editorial staff of scop4.com has just learned that the NGO Action 237-Switzerland has initiated legal action against the Ambazonian leader Ayaba Cho Lucas in Norway.

In a statement, the Vice-President of the NGO Action 237-Switzerland announced that a complaint has been filed and that the complaint is ongoing. The head of the NGO says that the judicial authorities take this complaint to heart and promise action very soon.

“By correspondence of May 2, 2022, the NGO 237-Switzerland had questioned Mrs. Toril Marie, President of the Supreme Court of Norway on the delays of Norwegian justice in relation to the complaint against AYABA Cho Lucas”, writes Charly Noah, Vice- President of the NGO Action 237-Switzerland in the press release.

“In her correspondence of June 02, 2022, Mrs. Christine Skjebstad Weigard, Deputy Head of Legal Secretariat of this Auguste Court, acting in the Name of Madam President of the Court, informs us that she remains attentive to this procedure and invites us to verify procedural delays and to act accordingly, in particular when these would amount to a denial of justice under Norwegian law”, we also read in the press release.

Ayaba Cho Lucas, born in August 1972 in the North West region of Cameroon, is an activist from Ambazonia. He is the former Secretary General of the Southern Cameroons Youth League (SCYL) and is the current Head of the Board of Ambazonia, a separatist organization in Southern Cameroons. Ayaba was expelled from the University of Buea in 1993 for leading an individual protest against tuition fee hikes; he has since been in exile from Cameroon. He eventually ended up in Norway, where he studied human rights and development at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and where he has based his activism ever since. In January 2017, Ayaba was reportedly the target of an assassination in Brussels, Belgium.

As head of the Ambazonia Governing Council, Ayaba and President Benedict Kuah oversaw the creation of the Ambazonia Defense Forces, which carried out their first guerrilla action on September 9, 2017. This was the first armed action by Ambazonia separatists in what would become the Anglophone Crisis. This happened seven weeks before the interim government of Ambazonia was established and months before it endorsed an armed struggle.

The AGC’s relations with the caretaker government were often strained. In March 2019, Ayaba refused to attend the General Conference of the Peoples of Southern Cameroons in Washington, DC, calling some of the attendees “facilitators”. The AGC is therefore not part of the Southern Cameroons Liberation Council. During the 2019 Ambazonian leadership crisis, Ayaba supported Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe against Samuel Ikome Sako “on principle”. Ayaba argued that it was wrong to attack Ayuk Tabe, who had been in detention since January 2018.

In July 2019, Ayaba claimed Cameroon had all but lost the war and separatist forces controlled 80% of the Anglophone regions.

On April 9, 2021, Ayaba held a joint press conference with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), where they declared an alliance between Biafra and Ambazonia. Ayaba also proposed an alliance with democratic forces in Cameroon, proposing that Ambazonia should help overthrow Paul Biya.

Ayaba Cho Lucas, published the book “Not Guilty” An African Refugee Experience, which chronicles a black refugee’s journey through the complex and restrictive economic hub of Fortress Europe, seen through one person’s eyes.

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