As soon as the court returns from recess, the Appeals Court will, according to the office of the Attorney General, start hearing some fifty-five (55) corruption related cases involving Persons of Interest (POIs) who are indicted by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) set up to investigate former government officials of the erstwhile All People’s Congress (APC) led government.
Among high profile POIs that are expected to be face the Appeals Court include former President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the 2018 Presidential flagbearer of APC, Dr. Samura Kamara and former Minister of Defense and Internal Affairs, Rtd. Major Palo Conteh.
According to a recent update from the office of Attorney General, twenty-three of the said matters are now awaiting ruling, whilst another fifteen new cases have been recorded by the Court of Appeal.
Seven of the said matters, according to our source, have been decided and their respective synopses are to be filed by both appellant and respondent.
All the new cases have been allocated to a panel of three judges.
However, the office of the A.G failed to furnish the press with the exact details on the matters involving the aforementioned three senior APC officials.
The COI Secretariat also revealed that five appeal matters have been filed to the Supreme Court for hearing, including two from the Office of the AG.