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NPD bigwig accuses Magistrate Binneh-Kamara of ‘injustice’

May 12, 2017 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

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Membership Director of the newly formed National Progressive Democrats (NPD) yesterday accused the Principal Magistrate of Freetown Magistrate Court No.1, Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara of injustice, claiming that “he is being used by politicians to suppress the democratic voices of the people.

Speaking to a cross section of newsmen outside the court room after his matter was adjourned without hearing; Jesmed Foday Suma, said the learned Magistrate was using his courtroom to “suppress the democratic voices of people instead of giving them justice.

He said the only crime he committed was by speaking against the ‘myopic’ leadership and the endemic corruption in the country.

He claimed that Magistrate Binneh-Kamara has not been in court to proceed with his case and that the case has been adjourned three times without hearing.

“It is rather unfortunate that Binneh-Kamara has used himself as an instrument. He has proven that he lacks the ethical and moral values to be a magistrate in this country,” he said.

The NDP strongman is presently undergoing preliminary investigation in the Magistrate Court No.1 for allegedly uttering seditious words during the Njala University students’ strike actions in Freetown.

He was arraigned on two counts charge of Sedition contrary to Section 33 (1) (6) of the Public Order Act No.46 of 1965 and Disorderly Behaviour contrary to Section 12 of the Public Order Act No.46 of 1965 as amended by Section 15 of act No.2 of 1975.

The prosecution alleged that the accused, Jesmed Foday Suma, on Friday March 24th 2017 around Cotton Tree did say if the government does not take action on the Njala issue, they will make with country ungovernable.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Binneh  Kamara, was not in court  to adjudicate matters before him, as his clerk  stated in the courtroom that the former was absent in court because he was reported feeling sick and seeking medical attention.

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