Led in evidence by counsel that represented the state, J A K Sesay, the witness who also doubles as the acting internal auditor of EDSA, Desmond David Wright intimated the court that he was presently attached to the authority’s head office at Murray town in the west of Freetown.
He disclosed that prior to a fire incident that destroyed the authority’s former head office along Siaka Steven Street in Freetown in January 2016, he knew the accused, John Turay as the storekeeper of EDSA.
According to the witness, his subordinates normally audit EDSA stores on a monthly basis, after which the said audit report would be presented to him for onward presentation to the board of directors and the management, including other matters, through the finance audit committee of the authority.
The acting internal auditor of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority, Desmond David Wright further disclosed that in the same January 2016, his subordinates audited the authority’s stores and the report was submitted to him, which he later presented to the board of directors and the management of the said authority.
At this juncture the state prosecutor, J A K Sesay applied to the bench for adjournment, so as to enable him have detailed conference with the witness and the application was granted by the presiding judge, Justice Monfred Sesay of the High court of Sierra Leone.