January 24, 2017 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Presiding Magistrate at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1, Dr. Abou Bhkarr Binneh Kamara, yesterday committed the murder matter of involving Joseph Foday Kabia and Amos Alimamy Kargbo, who allegedly murdered retired Magistrate Imran Rahman, to the High Court of Sierra Leone for trial.
Both accused persons were arraigned on three counts of conspiracy to murder, murder and robbery with aggravation, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
The prosecution alleges that both accused persons on 23rd December, 2016 at No.3 Majay Town, Goderich, in Freetown, conspired with other unknown persons to murder the retired magistrate.
The prosecution further alleges that both accused persons on 23rd December, 2016 at the same address, while being armed with harmful weapons, robbed the former magistrate of assorted household items valued millions of Leones.
In his committal statement, Magistrate Kamara said he had gone through the evidence and was convinced that the accused persons have a case to answer in the High Court, thus committing the matter for further trial.
Testifying prior to the committal, wife of late Magistrate Rahman, Marie Rahman, said that on 24th December, 2016 she was in the United States of America when she received a mobile phone call and was informed about the alleged incident.
She narrated that she travelled to Freetown on 29th Decvember, and witnessed the funeral of her late husband on the 30th.
She said on 31st December, 2016 she was invited to the Criminal Investigations Department to identify certain properties of her late husband.