The former presidential candidate of the All Peoples Congress (APC) will make his 7th court appearance today in the ongoing corruption trial against the state.

Kamara has maintained his innocence throughout the trial.

His last court appearance was on Friday 25 February 2022 where his lawyers promised to contested the ruling of High Court Judge, Justice Fisher in respect of the hearing and will readily file in the requisite document seeking the leave of the Judge.

Justice Fisher ruled that, “Under the Common Law, an indictment may only be quashed where the facts stated the said indictment did not amount to an offence punishable by law. An application for quashing the indictment made by the defense can only succeed where it is clear on the face of the indictment that the said indictment was preferred without jurisdiction,” Justice Fisher stated.

“Having considered the application made by the legal team of the 4th accused, Dr Samura Kamara, the application is dismissed in its entirety,” he ruled.


The matter has to do with the alleged misappropriation of about USD4.5 million subvented by the Government of Sierra Leone for the refurbishment of the country’s UN Building in New York.

The accused persons are, Saidu Nallo (1st accused), Adikali Foday Suma (2nd accused), Foday Vahfomba Bawoh (3rd accused), Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara (4th accused) with the exception of Dr. Kandeh Foday Basil Kamara (5th accused) and Jules Sanders Davies (6th accused) who is currently out of the jurisdiction.

They are before the court on 48 count indictments ranging from misappropriation of public funds, conspiracy to commit a corruption offense, abuse of office and other corruption related offenses.

Yesterday, Samura Kamara was among hundreds of Edwardians celebrating their Centennial Thanksgiving Celebration in the streets of Freetown.