April 7, 2016 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Justice Miatta M. Samba, presiding judge in the bigamy case involving Alie Kabba, one of many aspirants for the flag-bearer position of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), yesterday adjourned again until 20 April, without proceeding.
Mr. Kabba’s marriage with his estranged former wife, now Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, Diana Konomanyi, was terminated less than a year after they tied the knot, with the latter claiming the former had lied about his relationship status.
The opposition stalwart claims he had done nothing wrong and insist charges of bigamy and perjury brought by the state are political.
The case, which commenced in the High Court on 16 March, 2016 following a preliminary investigation by a magistrate, has been adjourned twice now without any headway.
The accused’s travel documents have been confiscated by the court as part of bail conditions, thus he cannot return to the United States where he is based.
The bail condition also includes Le100 million bond, plus one surety, who is a property owner in Freetown.