Indicted ruling Unity Party Chairman Varney Sherman files a motion at Criminal Court ‘C’ for charges to be dropped against him, says the indictment is defective
RCI NEWS JUNE 29,2016
The indicted ruling Unity Party Chairman Cllr. Varney Sherman has filed a motion at Criminal Court ‘C’ for charges to be dropped against him.
The Court Wednesday confirms that Cllr. Sherman’s legal teams file a 42-Courts motion Tuesday citing several legal issues for the indictment to be dismissed.
Cllr. Musa Dean who is one of lawyers representing Cllr. Sherman said the indictment against the UP Chairman is defective due to the uncertainty about alleged crimes.
Cllr. Dean said the testimonies provided by LACC Witnesses before the Grand Jury on Global Witness Report was not his own knowledge or information.
He noted that the failure of the government’s indictment to state specific and certainty is a subject for dismissal as provided by law.
Cllr. Sherman’s lawyer argues that the lack notice within the indictment as required by law clearly shows the weakness of the indictment against his client.
He maintains that under our law an indictment should be adequate in order allow the defendant to come full prepare.
He claims that the Government’s May 26 2016 indictment was defective and prays the Court to drop the charges against the UP Chairman as provided by law.
Meanwhile state lawyer Cllr. Jerry Garlawolu has informed our Judiciary Correspondent that they will respond to Cllr. Sherman’s motion adequately.
On May 25, the government indicted the ruling Unity Party Chairman Cllr. Varney Sherman and House Speaker Alex Tyler along with others on multiple offenses ranging from bribery and criminal conspiracy to Economic Sabotage, criminal solicitation and criminal facilitation.