Justice Nicholad Brown-Marke, one of the judges presiding over matters during Sierra Leone Judicia at the Supreme Court has discharged Aminata Sankoh for Want of Prosecution after spending five years in prison.
The accused Aminata Sankoh appeared before the Court to answer to three counts of Wounding with Intent, Causing Grievous Bodily Harm, and Wounding contrary to the Offences Against the Person Act, of 1861.
The particulars of the offense stated that the accused Aminata Sankoh, on the 24th of September, 2019 at Freetown in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, wounded Ali Kamara, with intent to do him Grievous Bodily Harm.
Honourable Justice Nicholas C. Brown-Marke is one of the two Supreme Court Judges among other 21 Justices of the Superior Court of Judicature assigned by the Honourable Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards in the ongoing Access to Justice Through Judicial Week, to not only provide supervision, but at the same time presiding over cases in ensuring an overwhelming success during the UNDP’s supported Judicial Week.
Before delivering his judgment, Honourable Justice C. Brown-Marke said that even if the accused Aminata Sankoh had been convicted under Section 5(2) of the Offences Against the Person Act, 1861, the maximum sentence would have been five years.
“And with good behavior, she would have been released next month probably,” said Honourable Justice Brown-Marke, adding, “She ought therefore to have been discharged for Want of Prosecution.”
Hon. Justice Brown-Marke discharged accused Aminata Sankoh for Want of Prosecution.
Justice Brown-Marke also discharged Sahr Komba, who has been in custody for three years with no Complainant to pursue the case.
The accused was before the Court for Embezzlement by Servant, contrary to Section 17(1)(b) of the Larceny Act, 1916.