A Magistrate court in Sierra Leone has asked the Lawyers representing former President Ernest Bai Koroma to present a new medical report demonstrating his health progress.

Magistrate Santigie Bangura raised concerns on Wednesday about Koroma’s absence from court proceedings, despite being granted bail in January on medical grounds.

Koroma who served Sierra Leone as President from 2007 to 2018 is facing a four-count charge relating to his purported involvement in the overthrow of the Sierra Leonean government of President Julius Maada Bio on November 26, 2023. The charges include treason, misprision of treason, and harboring.

On January 17, Koroma was granted permission to depart Sierra Leone to Nigeria for urgent medical treatment.Β  The decision follows a successful bail review application submitted by his legal team, seeking a ninety-day allowance for his overseas medical attention.Β  The case was adjourned to Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

Although the former President was due to appear in court today. He did not show up as scheduled.

The court has adjourned the matter to March 27, 2024, pending the submission of a new medical report by Koroma’s legal representatives.