Judicial Corruption

Case against Justice Sakora dismissed

Magistrate John Kaumi handed down a ruling on an application that was moved by Sir Bernard’s lawyer Loani Henao, asking the court to dismiss the case.

The Committal Court found it does not have jurisdiction to prosecute or commence a criminal proceeding against Sir Bernard, who occupies a judicial office because certain laws were not complied with. 

Court to rule on judge’s case next month

Sir Bernard returned to court on Thursday for mention. His lawyer, Loani Henao, moved an application to dismiss the criminal proceeding on May 9.  The matter returned for mention where Fraud Prosecutor Michael Awagl responded to Henao’s application.

Sergeant Michael Awagl told the court the informant followed procedure before the arrest of Sir Bernard. 

However Henao maintained that the prosecution does not have the legal foundation to commence prosecution against Sir Bernard, who is a judicial office holder.