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SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Afsatu Kabba’s Matter Adjourns for Judgment
The curtain on the almost half a year long alleged “corruption” matter between the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Ex-Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resource Haja Afsatu Kabba is slowly dropping down. The over five month long matter that had been going on in the high court of Sierra Leone will surely be concluded on its next as-yet-unannounced adjourned date. This disclosure was made on Thursday 22nd July 2010 by the presiding Judge of the matter, Hon. Justice Samuel Ademusu in court.
Jul 23, 2010, 18:54

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, ACC Fails Again in Prosecution of Afsatu Kabba
Prosecutors of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) have once again failed to undertake an expected effort during their ongoing prosecution of one of the country’s most dynamic and highly popular female politicians, Haja Afsatu Olayinka Ebishola Kabba, the former Minister of Fisheries. Last Friday July 9th 2010, the Honourable Justice Samuel Ademusu ordered for the prosecutors of the ACC to prepare a written submission of their Closing Arguments in the corruption trial of Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba by middle of this week, before the adjourned date of today July 16th 2010 when the Prosecution is expected to make their oral submissions as to why their case against Haja Afsatu Kabba should result in a conviction.
Jul 16, 2010, 17:16

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Closing Arguments in Afsatu’s Corruption Trial
Lawyers for Haja Afsatu Kabba led by Blyden Jenkins-Johnston Esq. have told the High Court of the Hon. Justice Ademusu that based on the "evidence" led during the Prosecution’s case, they had nothing to proffer in the form of witness or evidence, as, in their opinions, the Prosecution had not presented a case against their client that needed to be defended with witnesses or evidence. The Court has now ordered for the prosecuting entity, the Anti Corruption Commission to make their closing arguments in both written and oral form; following which the Defence should reply in like manner. The trial resumes on Friday July 16, 2010 for Closing Arguments.
Jul 13, 2010, 17:08

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
BIG BOMBSHELL!! - Haja Afsatu Kabba was not even inside Sierra Leone from Oct 9th to Oct 18th 2009!
Yada Williams Esq., Senior Defence Counsel for indicted former Fisheries Minister Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba has yesterday July 7th 2010 told the Court that if Mr. Franklyn Wilfred Ogunlade Campbell, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Investigator in charge of the case had properly investigated the matter, he would have learnt the salient fact that between 9th and 18th October 2009, the accused, Haja Afsatu Kabba, had been out of the country and so, in that period of time, she could not have put pressure on anyone to withdraw 300 million leones from the Fisheries Marine Funds Account. This was after the ACC confessed in Court that they had not taken a single statement from Haja Afsatu Kabba in the matter of the alleged misappropriation of the said funds nor had they posed a single question to her with reference to the issue before they dragged her to court.
Jul 8, 2010, 18:22

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Anti Corruption Lawyers concede yet another of ACC’s errors in the Afsatu Kabba case! See tomorrow’s edition!
Anti Corruption Lawyers concede yet another of ACC’s errors in the Afsatu Kabba case! See tomorrow’s edition!
Jul 7, 2010, 17:20

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
An Intriguing Tale Involving One Week of Afsatu Kabba's Life (February 9th - 16th 2010)

As you are aware, we agreed that the correct approach to the issuance of license should be handled in such a way that yourself, the permanent secretary and myself will approve all the pre-licensing work before starting to write up the license in the license book. This was not done and I am quite surprised. Some inconsistencies of information have been identified, but the circumstances surrounding them have not been reported to me. This occurrence has led me to make a close examination of the documents you submitted to my office. I have identified the following:... CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR MORE
Jul 5, 2010, 13:22

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
ACC’s Last Major Witness Enhances Afsatu Kabba’s Defence & Reveals how the Alleged ‘abuse of office’ Pre-dated the ACC 2008 Act
The final Major witness in the matter of the State versus Haja Afsatu Kabba has told the Court that his employment of Abdul Malik Jobe at Bumbuna Project was procedurally correct and that at absolutely no point was he put under pressure by Haja Afsatu Kabba to employ Abdul Malik Jobe, the APC’s Youth Leader for the South. His relationship with Afsatu Kabba was “excellent” said witness. Of note is ACC’s very own document tendered in Court as “evidence” yesterday has confirmed that the Employment of Malik Jobe occurred on May 1st 2008 which is several months before the ACC 2008 Act was passed in September 2008. The 2008 Anti Corruption Act is not retroactive.
Jul 1, 2010, 17:18

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Afsatu Kabba’s Son Went Through Due Processes
Count 6 of the latest seven counts that the embattled former Fisheries Minister was dragged to Court for by the Anti Corruption Commission states that Haja Afsatu Kabba abused her office by "instructing for and causing the irregular and unlawful employment" of her son Ibrahim Kabba at the Radiation Protection Unit. Well, past Monday 28th June 2010, it was revealed by the ACC’s very own prosecution witness that Ibrahim Kabba, the son of Haja Afsatu Kabba, was duly employed and went through all the required processes starting from filling in an application, being interviewed, taking practical tests, passing competence tests, all the way to seeking for Board Approval following which due process that took a lengthy period of three months, Ibrahim Kabba was employed not as a "Radiation Protection Technician" as erroneously stated on the indictment but duly employed as a "Technician-in-Training" by the Radiation Board.
Jun 30, 2010, 17:12

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Afsatu Kabba Trial Judge pardons News Editors
The Managing Editor of the Independent Observer newspaper, Jonathan Leigh and his deputy, Bai Bai Sesay were on Monday 28th June 2010 acquitted and discharged by High Court Judge, Justice Samuel Ademusu on grounds that the publication for which they were issued bench warrant to appear before the honourable court was published out of ignorance. This was after cautioning that without strong reasons, the duo deserved being sent to the maximum prison at Pademba Road for such a crime. Led in defense was Lawyer Yada Williams who made the application of mercy on their behalf.
Jun 29, 2010, 17:04

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Witness Drives Off Leaving Afsatu and Her Jeep at Parliament, Heads Straight for State House and upon Arrival He Meets Afsatu’s Jeep Already Parked at State House!!!
Sixth Prosecution Witness (PW6) in the matter of the State versus Afsatu Kabba has described to the Court a scenario reflective of James Bond 007 movies where James Bond’s vehicles will develop wings and fly across the skies at high speed. According to PW6 upon him, PW2 and PW3 arriving at Parliament on 27 October 2009, they met a black Jeep which he identified to be that of the Haja Afsatu Kabba’s Prado Jeep tinted black. He said PW3 went into parliament building to tell Afsatu Kabba that they had arrived with the money.
Jun 28, 2010, 13:18

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, ACC’s Witness Stayed for 18 Months with Afsatu’s Security
Sixth Prosecution Witness in the matter of State versus Haja Afsatu Kabba has told the Courts last Friday June 25th 2010 that he could readily identify the OSD Police Security personnel of Haja Afsatu Kabba whom he allegedly handed the embezzled cash to because he stayed for one and half years in the same compound with him. He said the security’s real name was Mr. Massaquoi but he used to refer to him as “Uncle”.
Jun 28, 2010, 12:57

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Afsatu’s Defence alleges Ill Motive of 5th Witness
Lawyer Blyden Jenkins Johnston Esq., Lead Defence Counsel for Haja Afsatu Kabba has alleged to the Courts that there was an ill motive behind the testimony of some of the ACC’s Witnesses. According to documents tendered in Court, the fifth prosecuting witness, who was also the Technical head of the Ministry, had been seriously queried by Haja Afsatu Kabba on 12th February 2010 which was why the Defense is alleging the Anti Corruption Commission was used as a tool by conspirators to remove Haja Afsatu Kabba with an Invitation Letter dated as soon as Haja Afsatu Kabba uncovered a serious fraudulent activity in the office involving the boats of Madam Lilian Lisk.
Jun 28, 2010, 12:45

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Afsatu Olayinka Kabba Celebrates 57th Birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba Celebrates 57th Birthday
Jun 28, 2010, 12:40

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Belated Birthday Greetings! YOU BOTH CELEBRATED YOUR BIRTHDAYS ON SUNDAY JUNE 27TH 2010 Mama Alice Koroma (Mother of the President) and Haja Afsatu O. E. Kabba(A Woman of Substance)
Belated Birthday Greetings! YOU BOTH CELEBRATED YOUR BIRTHDAYS ON SUNDAY JUNE 27TH 2010 Mama Alice Koroma (Mother of the President) and Haja Afsatu O. E. Kabba(A Woman of Substance)
Jun 28, 2010, 12:37

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Ignorance & Rubbish from ACC towards Afsatu Kabba
Without going into the merits or demerits of the numerous allegations that has poured into Law Court from the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) against leading female Sierra Leone politician, Haja Afsatu Kabba, this press-house can categorically state, without reservation, that the ACC has been engaged in a lot of nonsense, rubbish and proclaimed ignorance of our laws insofar as the Haja Afsatu Kabba saga is concerned. We will give just two examples:
Jun 25, 2010, 17:12

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Meet Police Constable 7311 Teddy Massaquoi (Afsatu Kabba's Bodyguard)
On 27th May 2010, Sierra Leone Anti Corruption Commission(ACC)’s first protected witness (PW2) in the case of State vs. Afsatu Kabba alleged to the Court that Afsatu Kabba instructed him to hand over the sum of Le230million embezzled funds to her official driver and her OSD police security officer up at Parliament. Awareness Times’ investigative team then launched an effort to locate the driver and the security which we successfully did on that same 27 May 2010.
Jun 24, 2010, 17:18

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Anti Corruption Commission Begs Afsatu Kabba for Time
The Anti Corruption Commission prosecuting lawyers in the matter of The State versus Haja Afsatu Kabba, have yesterday June 17th 2010 begged the accused’s defence for their client to be patient with the ACC as the ACC needed to be given extra time to further prepare to bring their "major witnesses" to the courtroom. Journalists yesterday turned up at the Courtroom to witness the testimony of the fifth out of a total of fifteen (15) expected witnesses, only to learn not a single witness was available to testify.
Jun 18, 2010, 13:40

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Afsatu Kabba Made a Lot of Enemies – Prosecution
The trial of Haja Afsatu Kabba resumed last Friday June 12th after a short break caused by illness of the accused. As the accused, looking hale & composed, sat calmly in the dock, there was mild drama when the prosecution’s own witness, stated that as a result of Haja Afsatu Kabba’s successful efforts to raise an unprecedented billions of leones for the Government and people of Sierra Leone, Haja Afsatu Kabba stepped on a lot of toes and made a lot of powerful enemies for herself. The following is a transcript of part of the cross-examination:
Jun 14, 2010, 14:52

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Haja Afsatu Kabba Collapsed at Residence
The former Minister of Fisheries & Marine Resources, Haja Afsatu Kabba is reported to have suffered a collapse from illness at her residence yesterday morning of June 3rd 2010 whilst she was preparing for the day’s events which had included another appearance in court to face charges of alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of Government funds that she is vehemently denying. She was rushed to hospital by her husband and sons where famous Sierra Leone physician Dr. Victor Willoughby is said to have diagnosed she was running a high temperature and other febrile related mal-conditions.
Jun 4, 2010, 17:16

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
As Previous Statement shows no mention of State House... : ACC Brings Liar as Witness against Afsatu
Lead Defence Lawyer for Haja Afsatu Kabba, Blyden Jenkins-Johnston Esq., last Friday May 28th 2010 used superior legal skills to carefully unravel, with painstaking precision, to the Honourable Court of Hon. Justice Samuel Ademusu that the Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC)’s first protected witness (PW-2) was a liar who had not only lied under oath in front of Justice Ademusu but who had also lied several times during his interrogation by the ACC back in March this year. Jenkins-Johnston’s technique also unravelled to the Court that PW-2 during his entire interrogation by the ACC back in March had never mentioned, even once back then, the words ‘State House’.
May 31, 2010, 12:42


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