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Dr. Bu-Buakei’s Case, Anything To Talk About?

Dr. Bu-Buakei’s Case, Anything To Talk About?

The SLPP vs Dr. Bu- Buakei court case Monday reached its conclusion shortly after Judges of the Supreme Court slammed judgment to the favour of litigant Dr. Bu-Buakei (in photo).

Of course, and without disagreement, the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone outweighs all courts legally established.

I know readers might be tempted to question writer Ibrahim Samura’s view of thought on the impasse between the SLPP and Dr. Bu-Buakei, which now overtakes the well of Supreme Court.

Well, it is of concern that the judiciary of Sierra Leone be required to begin to consider young and energetic legal practitioners as help-mates to old fashioned Judges, who for unwarrantedly reasons, continue to occupy wells of senior courts of this country unrestraint.

Allow me to overstretch on how I see Supreme Court’s take on Dr. Bu- Buakei’s motion for an injunction to stop the holding of SLPP’s national convention slated for 5th of March.

It is an agreeable fact that the late Hinga Norman filed a similar injunction at the Supreme Court against the SLPP party some years ago. The ruling was to the favour of the defender – SLPP.

Now, and though not legally minded, I was taught in the class room what is definitively referred to as ‘case law and precedent.’

And to my understanding, case law and precedent corroborates preceding court decisions to one that is active and bears similarity to other.

It is of immense concern that Judges at the Supreme Court are far too old in age and in strength and so, cannot do proper research to enable them come up with sound decisions on matters before them.

Don’t even ask how. It is a fact that as magistrates, Judges or even a private or government lawyer, research helps sign post legal ventures of practitioners to sound judgments.

Of course, it takes a legal practitioner strength, might and potency to dig into books of law and bring out a sound and better result.

To this I rest reasons that the old Judges, who for unjustifiable rationale hold onto seats in wells of High and Supreme Courts must without any selfish motive accept young and energetic lawyers as help-mate to issues of legal concerns.

It must be noted however that for far too long the judiciary has faced extraordinary punches for doing injustices to especially the vulnerable.

Even though the Supreme Court gave ruling to the favour of Dr. Bu-Buakei, public’s opinions totally condemned the decision.

Some schools of thought say cases similar to Dr. Bu- Bakei’s own have had hearings in wells of the Supreme Court, but rulings were given to the favour of the respondent – The SLPP party.

Despite contemplations that the matter has serious political ill feelings, it is the Judges reached a decision that favoured Dr. Bu-Buakei based upon defenses submitted by either side.

Now should be time for renovations, and it should start at the country’s judicial systems – the judiciary.

Old judges must park en go to allow young and able bodied practitioners to revive Sierra Leone’s judicial systems.

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