Ex-defense Minister Brownie Samukai and his deputies have withdrawn their motion for enlargement of time from Criminal Court ‘C’ surrounding the restitution of the AFL Soldiers’ pension funds.
The three convicts’ lawyers Tuesday according to Freedom FM Judicial Correspondent withdrew their August 13, 2021request for extension of time from the Court without reservation.
Though it remains unclear as to what led to the defense lawyers’ decision, defense lawyers’ motion for cancelation is coming at the time when Judge Ousman Feika has summoned the ex-defense Minister and his deputies for a post-trial conference scheduled for August 26, 2021, in connection with the Supreme Court’s six months mandate.
On August 13, Brownie Samukai and his deputies’ defense lawyers filed an application before Criminal Court ‘C’ seeking for an enlargement of time surrounding the restitution of the AFL Soldiers’ pension funds, after the Supreme Court initial six-month ultimatum to pay the soldiers’ money.
Our Judicial Correspondent further stated that defense lawyers’ prior application attributed their client’s delay in meeting the High Court’s six months deadline to the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the country.