FC Kallon footballer acquitted and discharged for wounding
November 18, 2016 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
After spending three weeks at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road, one Junior Lavalie aka (JBL), who introduced himself as a footballer playing for the F C Kallon football club was yesterday acquitted and discharged on a count’s charge of wounding.
The accused was standing trial in the High Court of Sierra Leone on a count’s charge of wounding, contrary to Section 20 of the Offences Against the Persons Act of 1861.
State Prosecutor, Joseph A .K Sesay, had alleged that the accused on the 8th day of October, 2015, in Freetown wounded Bamijoko James Thomas with an intention to do him bodily harm.
Pleading for and on behalf of the accused, who had already pleaded guilty as charged, Legal Aid Board Lawyer, O. C Spencer Coker , submitted that the judge temper justice with mercy, especially so that he did not waste the time of the court time by pleading guilty to the charge.
She further told the court that the accused has expressed his regret to the complaint and that he had given his words that he would never repeat what he did to the complainant or any other person.
The complaint, Bamijoko James Thomas, also confirmed to the court that the accused had approached him and expressed remorse for what he did, adding that the former was his school mate at the Methodist Collegiate Secondary School and had forgiven him.
However, Justice Sesay warned and discharged the accused.