By Fatmata Musa….
The case of bigamy against Alie Kabba is null and void. I hereby submit the evidence for Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad to see.
In WILL COUNTY in Illinois, USA; Case #:2011d 001796; Alie Kabba filed for divorce in 2011.The DIVORCE CERTIFICATE was obtained in in 2012.
Alie Kabba married Finda Diana Konomanyi in 2013. A month after their marriage, a DIVORCE DECREE was obtained from Will County, Illinois.
If people understand the differences between a divorce certificate and a divorce decree, they will conclude that bigamy was never committed by Mr Alie Kabba.
A divorce certificate and a divorce decree entail the same information about a divorce, but the documents come from two different places and time, and do serve different purposes. The State’s Vital Statistics Bureau, commonly as part of the State Health Department, issues divorce certificates, whereas a divorce decree is available from the court that granted the divorce.
A divorce certificate always comes one year before the divorce decree is issued. In the state of Illinois, it is legal to use the divorce certificate to enter another marriage. Alie Kabba filed for divorce in 2011. He obtained his divorce certificate in 2012.
In August 2013, he married Diana Konomanyi. He obtained his divorce degree a month after they got married, that was in September 2013.
If Alie Kabba depended on the divorce certificate not the divorce decree to enter marriage with Diana Konomanyi, then the case of bigamy against him is null and void.
In the United States and in international law, one uses a divorce certificate to remarry. The APC government of Ernest Bai Koroma and the Sierra Leone Judiciary must free Alie Kabba. The so-called case against him is politically motivated and should be thrown out of the courts of Sierra Leone
A divorce certificate usually names spouses, as well as the date and place the divorce was granted but typically no other information. Divorce certificates serve as a proof that the couple is no longer married. A divorced person may use a certificate as evidence of the divorce for various legal purposes.
- LEGALIZATION OF DIVORCE CERTIFICATE: APOSTILLE: If the document is intended for use in a foreign country it has to be legalized (another word is “authenticated”) for foreign use. This is a process in which various seals are placed on the document. The legalization procedure basically depends on one factor: whether the target country has joined the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (“The Hague Convention”). In this case the only legalization required is an Apostille certificate. (Apostille is a French word which means a certification). A document bearing an Apostille is valid in all of the Hague countries.
- CONSULAR LEGLAIZATION: Many foreign jurisdictions have not joined the Hague Convention. If the document is intended for a non-Hague country the consular legalization will be required. Before the consulate or the embassy can stamp the document, the document has to be authenticated on the state and federal levels.
- LEGALIZATION REQUIREMENTS: Only certified copies of Divorce Decrees and Divorce Certificates can be legalized for use in foreign countries. Notarized or computer generated copies are not accepted.
A divorce decree has the same information the divorce certificate does and summarized information from the divorce judgment. This document is signed by the judge and part of the divorce case file. Decrees also state the basic facts of the divorce and the court case number. For example, if one spouse was awarded spousal support, the decree will state which spouse pays and how much. All the terms of the divorce, such as child custody and property division, are outlined in the decree, as well as other issues the parties agreed on or the judge decided. Only one of the spouses involved or their attorney may request a decree copy in most cases. A divorced person may need the decree to check the divorce terms or to file an action in court that relates to the decree, such as a petition for modification of the original spousal support amount.
The divorce record is the case file from the divorce. A divorce record has all the papers that were filed in during the divorce, including sworn statements from the spouses, financial documentation and the divorce decree. A divorce record is available at the court that granted the divorce and usually only available to one of the former spouses or their legal representation. A divorced person might need his or her divorce record if she’s challenging one or more decisions or agreements made in the original divorce or for personal record-keeping purposes. (Reference:info.legalzoom.com)
Please note that Alie Kabba’s divorce was granted in 2012 and the case was closed in 2013 before Alie Kabba married Finda Diana Konomanyi. Bigamy is not committed when first marriage of a person is terminated ( See more at: http://bigamy.uslegal.com)
CASE Nr.:2011D 001796
STATUS:- Judgment / Decree Opened: 09/09/2011
TITLE: ALIE KABBA vs. EDITH I KABBA
TYPE: DIVORCE File Type: Dissolution of Marriage Closed: 09/27/2013 (Party Type, Party Name; Birth Date)
PLAINTIFF:- ALIE KABBA, 4393 SOUTH CHAMPLAIN AVE 3, CHICAGO, IL 60615 N/A.
ATTORNEY:- ERIN WEBSTER O’BRIEN, P.C. 56 NORTH CHICAGO STREET, JOLIET, IL 60432.
ATTORNEY:- ERIN WEBSTER O’SULLIVAN, P.C. ERIN WEBSTER O’SULLIVAN, P.C. 56 N CHICAGO ST JOLIET, IL 60432
ATTORNEY:- MARVIN MARSHALL 1701 SOUTH FIRST AVE, SUITE 504, MAYWOOD, IL 60153
ATTORNEY:- UNKNOWN, IHFS, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH C N/A
ATTORNEY:- ATTORNEY GENERAL-PUBLIC AID ,16 WEST CASS STREET ,4TH FLOOR JOLIET, IL 60432
DEFENDANT:- EDITH I KABBA, 21903 W. KENTWOOD DRIVE PLAINFIELD, IL 60544 N/A