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45 year-old remanded for abusing girl, 11

By Hawa Amara

A 45 year-old man, Morlai Kargbo, was last Friday remanded at the maximum security prison on Pademba Road by Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown No. 2 for allegedly having sexual intercourse with an 11 year-old girl.

The accused was arraigned on two counts of child kidnapping and sexual penetration contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act No.12 of 2012.

The prosecution alleged that the accused person, on January 6, 2014 at No. 28 Fudia Terrance, did kidnap and have sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 18, to wit 11 years.

In another development in the same court, Detective Police Constable (DPC) 9389 Samuel Mansaray attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, tendered one Galil rifle with serial No. 992885 and a giant cutter that were allegedly found in the possession of two Nigerians – Paul Ekechukwu and Prince Duru Kenneth.

DPC Mansaray told the court that on January 30, 2014 he was on duty at his CID office when DPC 9920 Kargbo M. brought in a giant cutter and a Galil rifle for registration.

“I took possession of the said items and registered them in the exhibit book with serial No. RC14/2014.

The accused persons were represented by C.F. Edwards and the matter is being prosecuted by Inspector M.K. Dumbuya.

The matter continues.