The appeal case of the former APC flag bearer in the 2018, election Samura Wilson Kamara came up yesterday before the three Appeal Court Judges challenging the decision of the Commission of Inquiry (COI).

Representing the former Flag bearer before Justice Momoh Jah Stevens, Justice Adrian Fisher and the presiding Judge, Justice Ivan Sesay, is lawyer Ady Macauley who had filed his synopsis dated 23rd June 2021, with regards to his grounds of appeal against Justice Biobele Georgewill’s findings and recommendations from the COI.

He said the Sole Commissioner in his findings pointed out that the Appellant was involved in the secret sale of the 30% share of Sierra Rutile Limited, a share that was owned by the government. He furthered that the Commissioner in his findings accused the Appellant to have abused his office while he was serving as minister.

According to Lawyer Macauley the aforementioned matter was investigated and concluded at the Anti-Corruption Commission.

And while at the Commission of Inquiry representing the Appellant again, Mr Macauley said he tried to explain to the Commissioner about the situation which has been investigated by the ACC but said the Judge failed to take such into consideration and gave out his recommendations at the end.

He said the language of the Commissioner will spoil the image and reputation of his client as, he was the flag bearer of the main opposition party in 2018 and will be contesting again in 2023 and the integrity of his client is very important.

He said that they are uncomfortable with the words “illegal deals” as it has the tendency to affect his chances in the 2023 flag-bearer election.

As a result of other engagements the Judges have with the Chief Justice, the matter was adjourned to Monday for continuation of Mr Macauley’s submission.