February 24, 2017 By Hawa Amara
Four accused persons were yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly murderingformer Chief of Defense Staff, Retired Lieutenant General,Samuel Omar Williams.
Ibrahim Kalokoh aka Kate Fayai , Festus Mansaray, Alhaji Steven Bangura and Alpha Umaru were arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, presided over by Magistrate Dr. AbouBhakarrBinneh-Kamara on four counts of conspiracy, robbery with aggravation and murder, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
The charged sheet stated that the accused persons on diverse dates between 1st and 22nd December, 2016, at Bai BurehRoad, conspired with unknown persons to commit a felony to wit robbery with aggravation.
The charge sheet continued that the accused persons on 22nd December, 2016, at Umuels Drive, Devil Hole in the Waterloo Judicial district, being armed with short gun, robbed the deceased, Retired Lieutenant General Samuel Omar Williams of two IPhone 6 valued Le 14, 700 000, one Black Sierratel Mobile Phone valued Le 200,000,00, one Samsung Galaxy edge valued Le 11, 025,000,00, one Silver MAC Apple Laptop computer valued Le8, 820,000,00, one Sunny blue-black computer valued Le5, 880, 000 00, one silver colour portfolio valued Le 200,000,00, one blue-black colour traveling hand bag valued Le500,000,00, one gold bracelet valued Le7,350,000,00, one gold necklace valued Le5, 880,000,00, all to the total value of 56, 355,000,00 ,properties of the said deceased.
The particulars further stated that the accused persons on 22nd December, 2016, atUmuels Drive, Devil Hole in the Waterloo Judicial district, murdered the deceased after catering away the items.
The matter is being prosecuted by State Counsels, Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Sulaiman Bah, A.G.N Bockarie, Juna Bull, A.V. Koroma and A. Jalloh.
Lead State Counsel, A.J.N Bockarie,appealed for an adjournment to enable inhim have proper conference with the witnesses. The matter was adjourned to 2nd March, 2017, for the prosecution to open its case.