The Commission of Inquiry will be summoning officials from the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) to present life cards on eight vehicles allegedly owned by former Transport and Aviation Minister, Balogun Logus Koroma. In his testimony at the COI, Police Inspector Brima Kargbo said during their investigation they found out that the Minister had seven private vehicles and one commercial vehicle while serving as a minister between 2007 to 2018. He said the investigation was conducted in a bid to know if Logus Koroma acquired the vehicles unlawfully, and that during the course of investigation the team also found out that the former Minister had three houses. “It was unfortunate for not having any family member connected to the former Minister to make a statement in respect of the three houses,” he said. Defence Counsel, Ady Macaulay, during cross-examination said the witness cannot tender an unsigned document form SLRSA without giving any life card from SLRSA to justify his claims.
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Lawyer Ady also observed that the team of investigators did not visit the Administrator General’s office to verify if the said properties are owned by the former minister, of which the witness conceded to. In his statement, State counsel, Musa Mewah, said it’s based on the questions posed by the defence counsel they were requesting that the former minister appear in person to testify at the Commission. He said they would endeavour that officials at the SLRSA come with the life cards of the vehicles on the next adjourned date.
By Abdulrahman Koroma
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