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Defense counsel calls for Alternative Dispute Resolution

March 9, 2021

By Jeneba A Conteh

Defense counsel, I.S.Y.  Kamara, has called on Magistrate Wilibri Hamida Moria John presiding at the Ross Road Court No. 1 to allow him mediate between his client, Ramatu wuire Kamara and the complainant.

Lawyer Kamara submitted that he had known the complainant for a very long time; hence he can’t defend his client against the complainant because of the camaraderie that had existed between them.

 He added that he has approached the prosecuting counsel, M.  Sesay, for them to have an out-of-court settlement.

However, his colleague on the other side did not oppose to the application, but canvassed the court to admonish both parties as they await alternative resolution.

Police alleges that the accused at Poyo Bar, Calaba Town  in Freetown assaulted the complainant, Isatu Mansaray in a manner thereby occasionally actual bodily harm.

Meanwhile, the Magistrate cautioned both parties to maintain the peace until the proposed ADR process becomes successful.

 Magistrate Wilibri adjourned the matter to the 22nd March 2020 for either an update on the proposed of ADR or for further hear should the ADR fails

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