Judgement awaits Aki-Sawyerr

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By Jeneba A.Conteh

The former Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki- Sawyerr, yesterday made another appearance before Magistrate Mark Ngeba of the Pademba Court No.1, and the matter had been adjourned for ruling.

The Mayor was arraigned before the court on two count charges of obstruction of police duty and disorderly behaviour, which she was alleged of committing on 17 September, 2022, at the Lungi Police Division.

At the last adjourned date-Monday, 3rd April, 2023, Magistrate Ngegba ordered the defense counsel to serve the prosecution with their no case submission and asked the prosecution to reply to the written no case submission not later than the 28 April, 2023.

Whiles the matter was in progress, defense counsel, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, informed the court that he had served the prosecution in court and the magistrate with his no case submission.

State Prosecutor, Yusif Isaac Sesay, invokes Section 107 of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1965, urging the magistrate to discountenance the submission made by the defense counsel, indicating that the time given by the court for them to submit their no case submission had elapsed.

Magistrate Ngegba however took note of the position of the prosecution and adjourned the matter to the 23rd May, 2023 for ruling.

Defense Counsel, however, applied for the matter to be adjourned after elections, but he was rejected.

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