After closing over the weekend as part of it precautionary measure against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the Supreme Court on Monday, August 4, resumed normal activities.
The High Court was among several government institutions that were temporary shut down for spraying of the entire offices and building including the entire compound of Temple of Justice.
The moved intended was to ensure the safety of employees of the Judiciary Branch of the government, after an employee of that institution was believed to have been killed by the deadly Ebola virus that had claimed the over hundreds of lives, including medical practitioner in the country.
At Monday’s opening Judges were seen performing their usual duties by proceeding with cases.
One of such, court that was in action yesterday was the Criminal Court ‘C’.
That Criminal Court was hearing the drug smuggling case involving Perry Dolo, the former presidential convoy chief and four others.
They were accused of trafficking over LD$3.7million substance believed to be narcotic from neighboring Sierra Leone through the Bo Waterside crossing point into the country.
The claim they denied when they were appeared before that court early last month for prosecution.
It can be recalled that on July 31, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Cllr. Francis Korkpor instructed his Court’s administrator Cllr. Elizabeth J. Nelson to have all court’s activities closed pending the completion of the spraying of offices and building at the Temple of Justice.
In that directive, the Chief Justice declared that
“We are taking all precautionary measures in response to the deadly Ebola virus.”
“In light of this,” Chief Justice Korkpor added, “the entire Temple of Justice compound will be fumigated (disinfected) beginning July 31 at 2:30 pm.”
He further declared that “And will end on August 1.”
In concluding, the Supreme Court stated that “normal activities will begin on Monday, August 4.”