Justice Matrie Jones of the Freetown High Court might send Hon. Raymond Jones and three others to Pademba Road Prisons if they fail to comply with court orders.
The All Peoples Congress (APC) member of Parliament Raymond Jones is representing Constituency 96 Western Area Rural. He and three others are defendants in the case, where they are facing court charges for allegedly invading part of land belonging to The Door Christian Fellowship Church located at Ferry Junction east end of Freetown.
Lawyer Leon Jenkins Johnston representing the plaintiff ( the Door Church) made an application for a notice of motion pursuant to Order 51 sub Rule 2B of the High Court Rule 2007 for the warrant of arrest for Raymond Jones and three others for invading the said land.
He also stated that the defendants should pay the cost for the application of notice of motion made.
Lawyer Leon Jenkins Johnston indicated that, the defendants had breached the Order of the Court by destroying the water pipe of the church and causing excessive noise during the period of church services.
The Plaintiff Lawyer reiterated that it is a very serious offence when an Order of a court is being disobeyed especially when it comes from the High Court.
Lawyer Leon Jenkins Johnston complained about the attitude of the Defendants towards the Church that they are still invading the land. He also prayed that the application be granted by the Judge in his favor.
In response, Lawyer for the Defendants Jerelyn Manley Spaine said she could not respond to the application made by the Plaintiff Lawyer, because the case file is not with her. She therefore requested for an adjourned date to respond to the application.
Addressing the two parties, Justice Matrie Jones advised them to hold their peace until the matter is decided by the Court. She also advised them to desist from any unlawful conducts and relied on the Court for justice, admonishing them that if they desist it would be inconvenient for both parties as she will send them to Pademba Road prison while the matter continues in court.
Honorable Raymond Jones, Chief Pa Alie Kamara and two others yesterday appeared before Justice Matrie Jones at the Freetown High Court for invading part of the land where the Door Christian Fellowship church is situated at ferry Junction, Lawyer Leon Jenkins Johnston represent the Door Christian Fellowship Church and Lawyer G. Manley Spain represent Honorable Raymond Jones and others.
Lawyer L. Johnston state that he had made an application for a notice of motion dated on the 31st March 2010 pursuant to order 51 sub rule 2 of the high court rules 2007.
The notice of motion stated that, the defendant should not invade the said portion of land, the defendant should keep the peace until the court decide on the matter, and the notice was sent together with an affidavit sworn to by Pastor Marcus Pratt.
By Muctarr king