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Justice Momoh-Jah Stevens Sentences 19, Discharges 9, through the Prison Courts program

Court of Appeal Judge, Honorable Justice Alhaji Momoh-Jah Stevens, presiding over 203 cases inside the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre, has sentenced 19 Accused Persons and and discharged 9 others, who were before the Magistrates' Courts for both Summary Trials and Preliminary Investigations.

This method of mass trial dubbed “the prison court” is to increase access to Justice through expeditious trials to decongest Correctional Centres across the country, whilst reviewing the work of Magistrates across the Country.

One Augustine Salia who pleaded guilty to four counts of Burglary, Wounding with Intent, Wounding and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm was cautioned and discharged on counts 3 & 4 and sentenced to two years imprisonment each for counts 1 & 2.

Another who appeared before Justice Stevens, one Christopher Cole who had two separate files for the offense of Store Breaking and Larceny, was cautioned and discharged for the offense of Store Breaking and Larceny brought up against him in one of the files but sentenced to 4 years for the second file which carried the offense of Larceny.

The Prison Courts are supported by the UNDP and will continue next Saturday, with more cases expected to be reviewed and determined speedily.


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