Magistrate Hannah Bonnie over the weekend granted bail for both Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden and Hussain Muckson Sesay.
Unfortunately, due to them not being able to fulfill the bail requirements past weekend, they were sent back to prison on remand but after meeting the bail conditions on Saturday past, they were both able to reunite with their loved ones and families at home as they are expected back in court on June 3rd 2020.
Bail conditions call for each accused to have two sureties who are property owners in the Western Area of Sierra Leone with a value of five hundred million Leones (approximately USD50, 000).
Dr. Blyden is charged with ten count offences, ranging from Seditious Libel, Publication of False News, Defamatory Libel, and Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice and Doing an Act Tending to Pervert the Course of Justice.
Muckson Sesay is charged for publishing a picture of Dr. Blyden on social media taken when she was being interviewed at the Criminal Investigations Department.