July 8, 2016 By Regina Pratt
Justice delayed is justice denied: Alie Kabbah
The on-going trial of opposition politician Alie Kabbah was yesterday adjourned until next Thursday, 14 July, by High Court Judge Miatta Samba.
Principal State Counsel Gerald Soyei told the court on 29 June that the matter keeps being adjourned because of certain developments which should be resolved by Director of Public Prosecution Suliaman A. Bah.
He told the court the DPP was out of the country and that he would resume work on July 5, adding that they were waiting for his direction before a certain line of action could be taken.
However, during yesterday’s proceeding, State Counsel A.G.M. Bockarie requested for another adjournment because according to him, a witness who should have testified was on an official assignment and could not come to court.
Justice Miatta Samba cautioned the prosecution that the matter was a criminal case and urged a speedy trial.
Mr. Kabbah was charged with two counts of bigamy and perjury last year.