The Segbwema Magistrate’s Court within the Kailahun District in jap Sierra Leone has ordered the arrest of a presidential candidate on this 12 months’s election.
The court docket issued the arrest order after Mr. Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray, Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party, failed to look earlier than him.
Mr. Mansaray is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of small arm.
He was charged final 12 months alongside considered one of his aides, Mohamed Bangura, who’s accused of malicious injury and wounding.
The two have since denied the fees, which critics of the Koroma administration say was politically motivated.
The Magistrate stated the 2 accused individuals confirmed gross contempt for the court docket by failing to point out up on the adjourned date and ordered the detention of the 2 till the following adjourned date.
The two individuals had been initially detained throughout a bye-election in Segbwema.
The prosecution alleged that Mansaray was present in possession of a stun gun with out licence, following skirmishes involving supporters of the ruling All Peoples Congress occasion. Bangura was stated to have allegedly attacked APC supporters with stones and different crude missiles.
Both Mansaray and his lawyer had been quoted as saying that they by no means acquired a discover of listening to to look in court docket.
The arrest order comes 4 days earlier than the scheduled date of the official nomination of Mansaray in his bid for the presidency.