From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Afsatu Kabba
In Sierra Leone, Elvis Kargbo Joins Afsatu Kabba’s Defence Team
May 6, 2010, 16:49

Prominent Freetown lawyer and younger brother of the National Organising Secretary of the ruling All People’s Congress, yesterday joined the Defence Team acting on behalf of Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba. Kabba faces a 7-Count indictment by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on corruption related offences.

Lawyer Elvis Kargbo now joins Messrs Blyden Jenkins-Johnston, Sulaiman Tejan-Jalloh, Foday Dabor, Yada Hashim Williams, Melron Nicol-Wilson, Leon Jenkins Johnston and Cassandra Labour to defend the embattled popular female politician.

The ACC Prosecutors are Glenna Thompson, Reginald S. Fynn and Calvin Mantsebo.

It will be recalled that concerns had been raised in certain circles that none of Haja Afsatu Kabba’s lawyers were ruling party lawyers. The addition of Lawyer Kargbo is seen as a means of pacifying widespread animosity that had been growing within the rank and file of the party’s grassroots that Haja Afsatu Kabba was a victim of internal wrangling within the APC party itself.

The suspicions of internal wrangling had grown when the President’s elder sister Madam Admire Sesay had ordered APC students not to show up in court. However, that ‘order’ was roundly rebuffed by scores of the APC students who showed up in court yesterday in full solidarity alongside hundreds of APC youths and APC women who were dressed in bright red party colours. Many traveled into the city from far distances.

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