Transcript from the High Court of Sierra Leone has confirmed that a subpoena has been ordered to be issued against the Attorney-General to appear before the High Court presided over by the Hon. Mr Justice Lornard Taylor on Tuesday 18th January 2022 to explain his actions for allege obstructing a Warrant of Arrest.
Security Support Group International (SSGI) a security and logistics company contracted by Central Medical Stores (CMS) and the Integrated Health Project Administration Unit (IHPAU) to provide security services commenced proceedings in the High Court of Sierra Leone for non-payment of the sum of Le1,473,862,083.6 and on 16th September 2020, secured a judgment to recover its money.
Both CMS and IHPAU represented by the Office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice made representations to the court to pay up but failed to comply after numerous extensions.
Several attempts made to execute the judgement only yielded half success. Complete recovery of the monies due and owing to SSGI has been impossible due to interference by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Anthony Brewah and now the present Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr Austin Demby. On 14th January 2022 bailiffs from the Under Sherriff effected an arrest on Alpha Umaru Jalloh, Teamlead of IHPAU on a Warrant of Arrest issued by the High Court. The process was however obstructed by the interference of both the Minister of Health and the Attorney-General who ordered Mr Jalloh’s release by the bailiffs. Court transcripts were obtained to confirm this position.
The transcript also confirms that a subpoena has been ordered to be issued against the Attorney-General to appear before the High Court presided over by the Hon. Mr Justice Lornard Taylor on Tuesday 18th January 2022 to explain his actions.
Would AG Brewah honour the subpoena? What would the judiciary hierarchy and other persons in authority do to defend the rule of law in Sierra Leone? one senior citizen asked.