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Glinton Decision Expected Next Week

The Court of Appeal (COA) yesterday adjourned the matter into the contempt of court charge against prominent attorney Maurice Glinton, QC, to next Monday for a decision.

Mr. Glinton yesterday pleaded not guilty to the contempt charge.

On October 9, Mr. Glinton was kept in police custody after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the COA when he failed to appear before the court.

His attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, contends that Mr. Glinton on the morning of October 9 appeared at the Court of Appeal, but he was never acknowledged by the Justices.

Mr. Munroe said his client showed up a little later than his scheduled time of 10:00 a.m. and he remained at the court until that day’s proceedings ended.

However, COA President Anita Allen said it was Mr. Glinton’s duty to make his presence known to the court.

Mr. Glinton was cited for contempt after he disrobed during proceedings involving the appeals of his clients.

He questioned the constitutionality of the court noting that Justice Abdulai Conteh, who has now reached the age of 70, is no longer eligible to sit on the bench.

Mr. Glinton is represented by a six-member legal team led by attorney Wayne Munroe.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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