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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

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Haja Afsatu Kabba is Innocent until Proven Guilty
Some people want to give the impression that Haja Afsatu Kabba’s supporters (and this writer is unashamedly one of them) are thugs and violent people who pose life threats to lawful citizens of this Republic. However, is there any empirical evidence to support this allegation? No, there is none! None! My team has already effectively debunked the published LIE that former ACC Boss Tejan-Cole’s residence was attacked or threatened by Afsatu’s supporters. It was one of the most wicked published lies that I have come across – and I have come across quite a lot of published lies! The fact is that even the main Prosecutor of Haja Afsatu Kabba, Mr. Calvin T. Mantsebo Esq. has strongly stated, on record, to journalists that he has never felt intimidated or threatened at any point by Haja Afsatu Kabba or her supporters.
May 27, 2010, 17:14

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
Afsatu Kabba Trial Reveals how Peep Newspaper Editor collected Cash from Embezzled Account in Sierra Leone
The Editor of Peep Newspaper who deputises Olu Gordon when Gordon travels has been named in documents tendered to the Law Court trial presided over by Hon. Justice Ademusu as having collected monies from the Ministry of Fisheries Special Monitoring, Control & Surveillance Account operated at the Bank of Sierra Leone and which Account is now the subject of a corruption case alleging that monies were embezzled from that account. The Special bank Account was set up pursuant to Section 61(5) of the Fisheries (Management and Development) Act of 1994 which called for a Special Account to be opened into which all fines and penalties imposed shall be paid into and for which, disbursement from it will be under the complete control of the Director of Fisheries subject to standard auditing procedures.
May 26, 2010, 17:20

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
'Ariogbo Witnesses’ to Testify against Haja Afsatu Kabba in Sierra Leone
An Ariogbo is a spiritual local ‘devil’ masquerade within which is believed to contain a living human being whose real identity is never publicly known except to the ones who brought out the Ariogbo masquerade to perform its supposedly mystical powers of unmasking wrong-doers in society. The most recent and sensational Ariogbo story that hit Sierra Leone was last year when security personnel at State Lodge brought in an Ariogbo to expose supposed witches at the President’s Lodge. The Ariogbo did claim to have named & shamed these ‘witches’ but since it was masked during the process, no-one really could tell identity of the ‘witch-catcher’ as he unmasked the ‘witches’. They just trusted its word.
May 25, 2010, 19:50

SPECIAL REPORTS : Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Court to rule today on Afsatu's matter
Ruling on the ongoing matter of allegation of financial impropriety brought against former Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Haja Afsatu Ebishola Olayinka Kabba by the ACC will be given today by Justice Samuel Ademusu. The matter came up yesterday, Monday 24th instant at the High Court with renewed momentum. Head counsel for the accused, Lawyer Jenkins-Johnson Snr. Esq asked the prosecution to respond to a writ which was served before court sitting. Prosecuting lawyer, Calvin Mantsebo said he intended to make an immediate preliminary objection to the application which was made in the said writ as it was the same with that made on the 19th May, 2010.
May 25, 2010, 19:40


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