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Cape Mount Court Sets Seven Inmates Free
By D. Ignatius Roberts, LINA Grand Cape Mount County Correspondent

ROBERTSPORT, June 25 (LINA) -The Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, Cllr. Amy Musu Jones, has set free seven inmates from further detention.

In her ruling, Judge Jones said the charges against the defendants were dropped because they had stayed in detention beyond the statutory period.

The ruling was based on a motion filed by Grand Cape County Attorney Abraham Simpson, to dismiss the charges levied against the seven accused.

The motion, filed on June 17 in the court by the State through the County Attorney, was upheld by the Judge on June 24.

The defendants were represented by Grand Cape Mount County Public Defender Attorney Boima E. Paasewe, who said he interposed no objection to the state’s motion, since it was in keeping with Chapter 18.1 of the Criminal Procedure Law.

Attorney Paasewe said the law requires that the charge levied against a defendant shall be dismissed if he or she is not tried in accordance with the law.

Meanwhile, Judge Jones has warned the released inmates to refrain from any negative acts that have the propensity to take them back to court.

They faced various charges, including Rape, Theft of Property and Burglary.

Those released were David Akie,Varney Kamara, Freeman Sasay, Zina Fortune, Armah Mano Balla, Boorbor  Konesseh and Jesse Brown.

Meanwhile, County Attorney Simpson has disclosed that two inmates have escaped from the Robertsport prison.

He told the Liberia News Agency that the escapees are Mohammed Trawally and Mark Wolo.

He said Trawally was arrested for the crime of gang rape on April 2, 2013 and indicted in June 2014, while Wolo was charged with criminal mischief and theft of property.

Simpson said the whereabouts of the escapees are still unknown.



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