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‘Social Media Celebrities’… Theresa Mbomaya, Bokai Kokofele Discharged

24,Jan 2017
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By Mohamed Kai

 Fourhbay College student Theresa Mbomaya and whatsapps group administrator, Bokai Kokofele were on Monday 23 January 2017, discharged by Magistrate Abubakar Binneh Kamara of Court N0.1 in Freetown for want of prosecution.

Prior to the presiding magistrate’s order, Counsel for the State M. Bull had applied for a discharged of the matter, stating the prosecution had no witness and intention to proceed with the matter any longer.

The pronouncement of Counsel for the State however prompted responses from Magistrate Abubakar Binneh Kamara to enquire for police cyber expert, who was supposed to be cross-examined by Counsel. Representing Threesa Mbyomaya and Bokai Kokofele, Francis Ben Kaifala was conspicuously absent in court as it was mentioned by the court registrar.

Furthermore, Counsel for Theresa and Kokofele also made the similar application earlier made by State Counsel, M L Bull for the matter to be discharged.

 In his wisdom, Magistrate Binneh Kamara said that since there was no prosecution witness and the prosecution had informed that they have no intention to proceed with the matter; he would waste no time to discharged Theresa Mbomaya and Bokai Kokofele.

It would be recalled that, Theresa Mbomaya and Bokai Kokofele were arrested and charged to court, on two counts of Incitement and communicating false information, contrary to Public Order Act of 1965 of the laws of Sierra Leone.

They were remanded by Magistrate Binneh Kamara on their first appearance, in respect of charges preferred against them, but were later put on bail in the sum of Le50 million leones each.

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