Criminal Court ‘A’ has reserved ruling into Alternative National Congress Political Leader Alexander Cummings’ application seeking to prevent Magistrate Jomah Jallah’s decision from providing evidence against himself, after he pleaded not guilty to his criminal offenses at the Monrovia City Court.
This follows Monday’s legal argument which was characterized by claims and counterclaims, with the objective of convincing Judge Roosevelt Willie for the verdict.
Judge Willie however suspended his decision for Thursday, February 10, saying Monday’s sitting served as a notice of assignment for both parties.
Earlier, prosecuting lawyers’ request to the Court to dismiss Cummings’ legal team petition for summary proceeding against Magistrate Jomah Jallah, was denied by the Court.
Our Judicial Correspondent further said that prior to the Court’s decision, Judge Roosevelt Willie placed a stay order on Magistrate Jomah Jallah’s demand for the ANC Political Leader to surrender the original framework documents of the Collaborating Political Parties to prosecuting lawyers for his prosecution.
Magistrate Jomah Jallah has since ruled that the CPP framework document is a public document and was not self-incriminating, as such Cummings needs to turn over the instrument in question for his prosecution.
The ANC Political Leader Alexander Cummings and his two officials are before the Monrovia City Court on allegations of forgery and criminal conspiracy.
In another development:
Chief Justice Francis Korkpor has released his February Term assignment for Circuit Courts’ Judges.
Justice Korkpor’s February term duty affected Criminal Courts ‘B, and D as well as the 7th, 10th, 11th, and 13 Judicial Circuit Courts in the Country.
Judge Ousman Feika takes an assignment to Criminal Court ‘D’ while Judge Yamie Gbeisay has surfaced at the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in Bomi County.
Judge Nancy Sammy departs the 10th Judicial Circuit Court in Lofa County, for Criminal Court ‘B’, while Judge Sikajipo Wollor replaces Judge Nancy Sammy at the 10th Judicial Circuit in Lofa County.
The 13th Judicial Circuit in Margibi County will witness the return of Resident Judge Mardea Chenoweth.
The other Circuit Courts’ Judges were retained by Justice Korkpor as provided by Chapter 3, Section 3.9 of the Judiciary Law of Liberia.
The Priest of the High Court February term duty comes a week when Circuit Courts are about to resume legal business for the February Term of Court, consistent with Chapter 3, Section 3.5 of the Judiciary Law of Liberia.