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False

FACT-CHECKED

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No, the claim that Chief Justice Babatunde Edwards has been sacked is false; rather he is on leave.

SLAJ iVerify has fact checked the claim and established it to be false.

Claim

Chief Justice is being sacked – Social Media Claims

Rating Justification

SLAJ iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has verified the claim and established it to be false.

To arrive at this conclusion, SLAJ iVerify Network conducted the following process:

SLAJ iVerify contacted the Director of Communications, Judiciary of Sierra Leone, Elkass Sannoh. Sannoh said that the claim is untrue. He stated that Chief Justice Babatunde Edwards is on leave. Sannoh further disclosed that Justice Nicholas Browne-Marke is currently acting as the Chief Justice of the Judiciary of Sierra Leone.

Details of Chief Justice Babatunde Edwards’ leave will be unfolded and made known to the public, he said.

Evidence and References

Elkass Sannoh, Director of Communications, Judiciary of Sierra Leone