Justice Adrian Fisher Approves New Mode of Trial For Samura Kamara’s Case

The High Court presided by Justice Adrian Fisher last Friday 21st January, 2022 adjourned the ACC corruption cases against Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara and five co-defendants to February 18th 2022.

Saidu Nallo (1st accused), Adikali Foday Suma (2nd accused), Foday Vahfomba Bawoh (3rd accused), Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara (4th accused), along with Dr. Kandeh Foday Basil Kamara (5th accused) and Jules Sanders Davies (6th accused), who is out of the country, are before the court on 48 count indictments ranging from misappropriation of public funds, conspiracy to commit a corruption offense, abuse of office to other corruption related offenses.

Dr. Samura Kamara of No. 41 Tarawalie Drive, Malama in Freetown in the Western Area of Sierra Leone, being a former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is alleged to have on a date unknown between the 1st day of January 2016 and the 30th day of April 2016, deceived his principal, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL), by giving to the Cabinet a Cabinet Paper document that he knew contained a misleading statement to wit, statement that, “The companies undertaking the renovation or constructions are reliable and were subjected to a rigorous vetting process.

Sierraloaded reports that Hon. Justice Adrian Fisher also granted the Trial by Judge Alone Application made by State Counsel, Robin Mason Snr. after same wasn’t objected by the defence Counsel.

During the proceeding, Lawyer Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara representing Dr. Samura Kamara said there was no document before the Court suggesting that the 6th accused, Jules Sanders Davis, who is out of the jurisdiction and not a Sierra Leonean should be tried in absentia as provided for by law.

Justice Fisher ordered the defence to subsequently serve the said Notice of Notion on the Court and parties in the matter. Ruling on the Motion reserved for the 16th February., 2022 which could be delivered via email.

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