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The Minister made this revelation over the weekend in Makeni whilst trying to address growing concerns from members of the public and the media over the delay in trials across the country as a result of either non availability resident magistrates and judges in some district to the deplorable conditions of court houses in the country.

The Attorney General confirmed that there are cases that have overstayed in the court and that those allegedly arrested for those matters are still behind bars whiles their cases are yet to be looked into against which background he said his office will introduce a case management system to detect when and where matters are assigned and to also check on the status of those cases in the various courts across the country.
The AG said the issue of filling of indictments in the country especially unknown cases for which accused persons are remanded have formed part of the backlog cases is outdated but with E-Filling some of those cases and persons in prisons will be disposed off. He assured of the justice sector delivering of speedy trials and discharged of backlog cases that have no grounds to be delay and labour on.
Mr. Kamara said with the introduction of E-Filling system in the courts both complainants and accuse persons will not be labour with where their cases are allocated even if they are out of the country because according to him the system after been introduce will help boost the credibility of the justice sector in the country. He went on that his Ministry is ready to deliver pointing that they are presently engaging the BAR and the prosecutors to detect the problem areas in the judiciaries as way of delivering quality and speedy trials in the country.

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