The Judiciary of Sierra Leone on the 2nd of November 2022 issued an immediate release for high court sittings to be held for the first time in Segbwema and Kambia.
The Judiciary of Sierra Leone wishes to inform the general public that the Special High Court Criminal Sessions will be held for the first time in Segbwema Town, Kailahun District with 14 cases and Kambia Town, Kambia District with 24 cases from the 7th to the 15th November 2022.
To achieve this, the Chief Justice has assigned the Resident Judge of Kailahun District and the Resident Judge of Port Loko District to preside over these cases brought before the High Court.
In addition to the nationwide ACCESS TO JUSTICE drive, November High Court Criminal Sessions will be held in Mattru Jong with 16 cases, Pujehun 18 cases, Magburuka 30 cases, Mongo Bendugu 6 cases, Bunumbu 3 cases and Koindu 4 cases from the 7th to the 22nd November 2022.
This move is part of the Honourable Chief Justice, His Lordship Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards’ commitment to enhance access to justice and to further decongest correctional centers by ensuring that accused persons have the opportunity to be tried expeditiously in their respective localities.
Litigants who have cases before the High Court in Mattru Jong, Pujehun, Magburuka, Mongo, Bunumbu, and Koindu and its environs should be present in Court from the 7th to the 22nd November 2022 at 9:00 am prompt.
These High Court Criminal Sessions are fully funded by the Judiciary of Sierra Leone courtesy of the Government of Sierra Leone and geared towards improving access to Justice. It is held in places where there are no sitting Judges.