Before admitting the accused person on bail, Magistrate Moody informed the court that although the prosecution had indicated to the court that they have witnesses to testify, he is not prepared to proceed with the said matter due to his poor health condition.
“I cannot proceed with any witness because I am ill disposed and apart from that the accused person is before me on two case files. I granted him bail on the first case file on his first appearance but was denied bail on the second case file,” Magistrate Moody stated.
The accused is facing various charges on two case files ranging from Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, Disorderly Behavior to Trespass Contrary to the Public Order Act of 1965 of the Laws of Sierra Leone.
He was admitted on bail on the first case file that contained two count charges in the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Million Leones in like sum plus sureties who should be residence in the Freetown. Bail was to be approved by the Master and Registrar of the court.
Earlier, Lead Counsel for the accused person, Lawyer A.Y. Brewah craved the indulgence of the court to admit his Client on bail on the grounds that he is not a flight risk and would cooperate with the proceedings whenever the matter comes up for hearing.
Lead Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Samuel Kamara objected to the submission of Lawyer A.Y. Brewah for bail. He said he still maintains his previous stance at the previous court proceedings.
At this juncture, Magistrate Albert Moody perused and weigh the submissions of the both the prosecution and defense before admitting the accused person on bail. The matter was adjourned to Wednesday 29th November, 2017.