JUDCIAL WEEK: Justice Manuela Harding Discharges Building Contractor, Says The Court Can’t Continue With Numerous Excuses From Prosecution

Ross Road High Court, Freetown 9th September, 2023: High Court Judge, Honourable Justice Manuela Harding has discharged 25-year-old Building Contractor, Fadiru John Moiwo for Want of Prosecution.

Accused Fadiru John Moiwo of Hill Top, Hill Station in Freetown was brought before the Court to answer to a count indictment of Murder contrary to Law.

According to the particulars of offence, accused Fadiru John Moiwo on the 3rd February, 2020 at Freetown, in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, murdered Emmanuel Prince Samuel Jones.

Addressing the Court, Honourable Justice Harding said the objective of the Judiciary during the JUDICIAL WEEK is to complete the backlog of cases and to decongest the Court.

Pursuant to the above, Justice Harding asserted that the Court cannot continue to tolerate the numerous excuses from the Prosecution regarding the consistent absence of Prosecution Witnesses.

“In light of the above stated circumstances, the accused Fadiru John Moiwo is discharged for Want of Prosecution,” Honourable Justice Harding ordered.

In another development, Justice Harding remitted the file of Abibu Turay alias Augero to the Criminal Registry after efforts to trace parties involved in the case proved futile.

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