From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Afsatu Kabba
Should Afsatu Kabba Be in Fear of Judiciary? : Did Justice Browne-Marke really say 3 times weekly?
Mar 18, 2010, 17:30

This newspaper exposed questionable antics of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in ACC’s investigation of Haja Afsatu Kabba but events of yesterday seem to indicate that strong focus must now be shifted upon the Judiciary.

Although Haja Afsatu Kabba has a naive, blind trust in APC Leader, President Ernest Bai Koroma, many observers tell this presshouse that President has sold Afsatu Kabba out and he will not lift a finger to help her even if she is victimised by Judiciary. They say he played politics recently at State House. Thus, they opine, Afsatu Kabba should rethink her trust in President Koroma!

This is why the news that persons within the Judiciary yesterday tried to intimidate Afsatu Kabba into turning up at the Courts “to present herself” based on a non-existent 3-times-weekly “Order” by Hon. Justice Browne-Marke is an ominous sign for the popular but embattled female APC loyalist!

This is a country where the independence of the Judiciary has been called into question many a time so for the Judiciary to make such a serious error of misinterpreting the Bail Conditions set for Afsatu Kabba and heard clearly in open court by all present, gives food for thought. Has the political battle to bring down Afsatu Kabba shifted from ACC right into the Judiciary itself?

Meanwhile, High Court’s Master assures that after Search Fee is paid this morning, Awareness Times would be given full access to the Judge’s Notes.

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