Principal Magistrate Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of Court No. 1 in Freetown yesterday granted seventy million Leones bail each to four opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party supporters for taking part in an alleged illegal procession thereby exhibiting disorderly behavior on the State’s Independence Day celebration.
The accused including the party’s National Women’s Leader, Madam Mariam Lulu Sheriff, Peter Lumeh, Sheku Paul Fofana and Massah Banya were alleged to have on the 27th April 2016 along Wallace Johnson Street in Freetown unlawfully found in procession in the above address and also again found behaving in a disorderly manner that disrupted the peaceful celebration of the nation’s independence activities.
The accused on the same date again in Freetown were alleged to have maliciously damaged four vehicles worth fifty six million seven hundred thousand Leones property belonging to the Sierra Leone Government and at the same time found throwing missiles at the Freetown City Council building during riot.
The four accused persons were last Friday 29th April 2016 arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Binneh Kamara on seven related counts that have to do with unlawful procession, disorderly behavior, malicious damage and throwing of missiles contrary to law.
On the second appearance of the accused persons, through the representation of a battery of lawyers headed by Lawyer Eke-Ahmed Halloway were granted bail in the sum of seventy million Leones and two sureties each that are required to produce a national passport. The bail is to be approved by the Acting Master and Registrar.