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Thursday, October 1, 2020

World Bank inspection delays Tijan Sosseh trial

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Lawyer Maurice Agiah, a state counsel who aapplied for the hearing to be adjourned, said the prosecution witness’ absence for cross-examination was due to other official engagements.

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When the case was mentioned in court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Amadi, Lawyer Maurice Agiah took to the floor, saying: “The witness should have been here to continue his cross-examination but unfortunately I called him but he said they have a team of inspectors from the World Bank for an ongoing project. I think he will be available for the next court hearing.”

When asked by the presiding judge when he thinks the witness will come to court, counsel for the state said he will be available at the next court hearing. 

It could be recalled that Sheikh Tijan Sosseh is facing three criminal counts covering economic crime, negligence and omission to perform duties as expected. He denied all charges preferred against him. The case will resume on July 23.  

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