Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden Explains The No Case Submission By APC 2023 Flag Bearer Dr. Samura Kamara


By— Alhassan Bangura (Shykudeden)

The former Sierra Leone minister of Social Welfare, Gender, and Children Affairs under erstwhile President Ernest Bai-Koroma has explained the “NO CASE” submission by the All People’s Congress 2023 flag bearer Dr. Samura Kamara on her social media viral post that the Lawyers Dr. Samura Kamara asked the Sierra Leone Judiciary to throw the case out without them needing to do a Defense because they say the Prosecution by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has not made any case against him

Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden added that the two prominent opposition APC politicians in recent times have made NO CASE submissions. Both of them were for the 2017 Hajj Corruption Case. One was Hon. Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray the new Chairman-Elect of the APC and the other Hon. Victor Bockarie Foh, the former Vice President. The Judge was Hon. Justice Reginald Fynn.

“For Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray, the Judge upheld the NO CASE submission and set him free without asking him to put up any Defense Secretary. The Judge said the ACC Prosecution had not brought any serious criminal evidence in front of him, so he threw the case out and told Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray to walk out as a free man.”

“For Victor Bockarie Foh, the Judge rejected the NO CASE submission and told Victor Foh to put up a Defense Secretary to defend himself against much of the corruption evidence that the ACC brought to the Courts. Victor Foh then went on to defend himself, brought several witnesses to defend himself, and provided evidence to defend himself. At the end of his Defense, the Judge said he had defended himself well and he threw the Case out of Court and told Victor Foh to walk out a free man.”

Sylvia Olayinka Blyden further explains the files filed by the legal representative of Dr. Samura Kamara.
What is NO CASE submission?
Well when someone is charged with criminal charges after the Prosecution finishes its Case, the Accused Person has the option to NOT open his Defense but to tell the Judge that he does not see any case against him in all that the Prosecution has brought. At this point, the Accused will make a NO CASE submission and the Judge will give his decision. If the Judge agrees that there is no evidence in front of him which has prosecuted the Accused beyond a reasonable doubt, he throws the Case out and tells the Accused to walk out of court a free man. If the Judge disagrees and says there is enough evidence in front of him to be defended, he tells the Accused to open a Defense of his alleged actions to the Court.

Sylvia Olayinka Blyden affirmed on her viral social media post that the judge would be at liberty to tell the All People’s Congress flag Bearer that he has no case to answer or he still has a case to answer.

“The Judge will either tell Dr. Samura Kamara that he has NO CASE to answer, or he will tell Dr. Samura Kamara that he has a case to answer so let him prepare to open his Defense against the Prosecution’s case against him.”

Sylvia Olayinka Blyden also indicated the outcome statement of the judgment of Dr. Samura Kamara.

“The Judiciary wishes to inform the general public that since the case involves the flagbearer of the main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC), to enhance transparency and to maintain the integrity of the judicial process, the proceedings will be aired live to the public”.
Source: Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden

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