The Head of the Civil Service, John Mr. Sumaila, who is the 4th Prosecution Witness (PW4) in the ongoing not alleged corruption trial involving How the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation that (MFAIC), Dr. Samura Kamara and five others, earlier denied knowledge of a scanned affixed signature on a cabinet memorandum at the MFAIC dated 18th April, 2016.
Mr. Sumaila stated that he was not shown in such capacity at the time and wass not present at the said meeting.
However, he said, the name signed featuring meeting -on the document shown to him was on that of Dr. Samura Kamara.
And Led in cross-examination, the ACC Lawyer, C. T. Matesebo asked PW4 to give a brief explanation about his job descriptionion and role as Head of
the Civil Service.
PW4 was also shown several exhibits including exhibit of an electronic signature of the 4th accused tendered as AFI-35 featuring some details of 6th cabinet meeting dated 20th April, 2016.
Taking the witness stand on oath, PW4, after giving his work profile, agreed to the exhibit of the electronic signature of the 4th accused and the details in the cabinet meeting papers but however noted that Dr. Samura Kamara was not present at that meeting.
He also identified another document that was an annexation of a correspondence addressed to the 1st accused Saidu Nallo
and also the extract from the cabinet conclusion.
The ACC lawyer presented an cabinet other exhibit with the list of ministers that were present at the said oath, cabinet meeting, like former Minister of Finance and Economic Development entertainment, Momodu Kargbo, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara aka JFK, that among others. Counsel for the 1st accused.
AK Kamara also asked PW4 other follow-up questions. and the matter was adjourned to 6th June, 2022.