June 5, 2017 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Principal Magistrate of the Siaka Street Court No.1, Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara, last Friday 2nd June, 2017 remanded the Membership Director of the newly formed National Progressive Democrats (NPD) for another eight days at the Freetown Male Correctional Centre for contempt in the face of the court.
It could be recalled that Magistrate Binneh-Kamara on the 25th May, 2017, withheld the bail of Jesmed Foday Suma, who is currently in his court for preliminary investigation on two count charges of Sedition.
Jesmed Foday Suma, on the 11th May, 2017, had accused Magistrate Binneh-Kamara of injustice, claiming that “he is being used by politicians to suppress the democratic voices of the people.
He further alleged that the magistrate was using his courtroom to ‘suppress’ the democratic voices of people, instead of giving them justice, adding that he has used himself as an instrument and has proven that he lacks the ‘ethical and moral values’ to be a magistrate in Sierra Leone.
Magistrate Kamara had promised to teach him a lesson, and, during the previous sittings, he was sent to the Pademba Road Correctional Centre, where he spent eight days.