Charles Margai Writes Sierra Leone’s Chief Justice on Justice Delayed Issues

Charles  Francis Margai and Associates has written the Hon. Chief Justice, Babatunde Edwards complaining about inordinate delay in assigning cases and delivery of judgments.

Renowned Lawyer Charles Francis Margai  and Associates has in a letter to the chief justice complain about inordinate delay in assigning cases and delivering justice, he describes the two issues as “injudicious acts tending towards a denial of justice!”.

In the letter he states that they are a registered Legal body with the right to practice Law in Sierra Leone. And disclosed that on numerous occasions letters have been sent to the chief justice, expressing their concern regarding the functioning of the Judiciary under his watch,

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Lawyer Francis Margai said they have made particular reference to:

  1. a) Inordinate delay in assigning cases
  2. b) Inordinate delay in delivering Judgments/Rulings – which is a flagrant

Breach of Section 120(16) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone Act No.6 of 1991. c) wanton interference with the administration of Justice, when matters are assigned.

He said the above amounts to injudicious acts tending towards a denial of Justice!!

“By reason of the premise, we are constrained to seek and accordingly seek information as hereunder stated, with a view to improving judicial performance as well as restoring confidence in the judicial system, which has long been lost, we venture to say since Hon. Mr. Justice Livesy Luke C.J. stepped down as Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone”


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