Omrie Golley who is facing charges of treason trial in Freetown high court No2 has pleaded not guilty. He made this disclosure while talking to Journalists after his case was adjourned. He lamented “I am a peaceful citizen of this country who has helped in bringing peace to this country and now I am deprived from it.”
Golley who was speaking in a rather cold manner alleged that his case has taken18 months since the matter came to court and it has been adjourned 63 times.
Four times in two weeks he said we were not able to come to court.
The Prisons Officials will inform us that there is no police security, or there is no fuel for the vehicles.
He pointed out that sometimes they even come to court and when they are in the court room the matter will be adjourned.The accused complained that he has had access to justice and his health condition is getting worse every day.
“I need proper access to adequate and proper medical services for my illness” he said, adding “though I’m sick but I still manage to attend court for the sake of justice.”
He alleged that he has been denied access by his family and that his wife’s application for a visa to witness his trial was rejected.
It would be recalled that Omrie Golley, Alpha Bah and Mohamed Kai Tongi are facing charges of treason. They were arrested last year in January and charged to the Freetown Magistrate court No 1. The matter was later committed to the High court and Justice Ade Musu was the Presiding Judge.
Applications were made by the accused Lawyer Charles Margai that the presiding Judge should not sit over the matter.
Margai also made several applications for his client to be granted bail, and for Golley to have access to his doctor for medical check up.
Margai and other lawyers were changed and Justice Mary Serry is the Presiding Judge but she is out of the Jurisdiction.