By Marima Marong
Director of Civil Litigation Binga D. on 21 November 2023 informed the court that the Attorney General and Minister of Justice are ready to have ‘negotiations talks’ with the lawyers and families of the victims of the parents of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).
Counsel Binga D. said the Office of the Attorney General is currently engaging the counsels representing the families of the victims in a negotiation to have an outside court settlement. The aim of the ‘out-of-court settlement’ is to resolve the matter.
“The Attorney General wants to negotiate with the counsels and victims’ parents. This is what the Attorney General wants and we are seeking an adjournment to 15 December 2023. During this time, we would have held talks with the plaintiffs (Victims parents) and counsels,” Counsel Binga said.
Counsel Yassin Senghore for the plaintiffs did not object to the state’s request. She confirmed that the Attorney General has engaged them in discussions aimed at resolving the matter outside the court.
“We are having talks with the State to settle the matter out of court. Yes, we have also agreed to an adjournment to discuss matters for the interest of settlement,” she said.
Justice Jaiteh granted the request. He also demanded that the report of settlement should be produced in court on the next adjourned date. Jaiteh encouraged the parties in the case to facilitate a settlement on the matter.
The matter was adjourned to 15 December 2023 at 10 am for the submission of the report on the outcome of negotiation talks among parties.