An Official of the Office of National Security (ONS) and two Police Officers, Inspector Musa M Kamara and Sgt Patrick Johnson were on Friday arraigned before Magistrate Deen Tarawalie on a one count charge of conspiracy.
According to the charge sheet which was read in court, it was stated that on the 1st July 2008, and on diverse dates within that month the accused persons conspired with other people to unlawfully land a Cessna Aircraft at the Lungi International Airport.
Making an application, Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Oladipo Robin Mason, requested for an adjournment on the grounds that they intend to take another line of action.
The three were refused bail.
In another related matter, the application made by Lawyer Roland Wright, for his client the 10th accused to be given medical attention out of the Pademba Road Prisons was rejected by Magistrate Tarawalie, who ruled out that the 10th accused continue his medical treatment in prison and all medical equipments to treat his ailment be presented to him in prison.
He continued that, the Prisons Medical Doctor’s report does not state whether the conditions of the 10th accused is worse.
Making an application before the court for the absence of the 10th accused Sesay and 17th accused Fatmata Bangura, the DPP asked the court for an adjournment on the grounds that the 17th accused is absent, adding that “we also intend to pursue another line of action”.
Responding, on behalf of some of the accused persons, Lawyer Suleiman Kabba expressed concern that this is the fifth time they have been coming to court and the DPP is seeking for an adjournment.
He added that for over a month Robin Mason has made an application that he intends to take another line of action.
Lawyer Koroma said that the issue of time is of essence in the matter.
The case was adjourned to 3rd October.
Shortly after the adjournment, it was alleged by some court officials that the 17th accused was brought to court in a collapsed mood; but she could not stand trial on that day.
By Abibatu Kamara