Judicial sources reveal that Former Sierra Leone Fisheries Minister Haja Afsatu Kabba has yesterday Monday November 8th 2010 paid the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Million Leones to the Law Courts’ Judicial Treasury being the sum she was fined by Hon. Justice Ademusu on October 11th 2010.
Similarly sources at the Anti Corruption Commission have also confirmed that Haja Afsatu Kabba has yesterday fully paid the sum of Three Hundred Million Leones to the Anti Corruption Commission as “restitution” to the State for the amounts misappropriated from the State and for which she was convicted.
Haja Afsatu Kabba continues to vehemently protest her innocence saying she was set-up by persons who were against the enormous strides she had made in revamping the fishing sector in Sierra Leone. Last week, her lawyers filed an Appeal against her conviction. The date for the Appeal to commence being heard has not yet been communicated nor have the panel of Judges to sit on the appeal been named.
In a related development, judgment in the Appeal against his corruption conviction which was brought by former Health Minister Sheku Tejan Koroma, convicted just over a year ago, is said to now be due for delivery anyday now. The three Judges sitting on the appeal by the former Minister are Hon. Justice Samuel Ademusu, Hon. Justice N.C. Browne-Marke and Hon. Justice Emmanuel E. Roberts. The former Health Minister was convicted by Justice Mary Sey. Mary Sey has now finished her tenure in Sierra Leone and left the country.
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