January 12, 2016 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
The prosecution in the murder trial of one Mohamed Allieu Kamara has informed the court that the only witness yet to testify is pathologist Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma, who conducted the postmortem examination on the remains of the deceased.
The accused, Kamara, is charged with murder of the victim, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
According to the prosecution, the accused murdered one Hassan Bittar on 12 or 13 November 2015 at No.8 Havelock Street in Freetown.
First prosecution witness, Samuel Unisa Conteh, testifying on a previous hearing, said he knew the deceased and recognised the accused, and that he recalled events that transpired on both days last year at the said address.
He said he had witnessed a quarrel that day between a certain guy called Mahmud and another known as Gabriel, adding that the accused later approached Mahmud and enquired as to why he had hit Gabriel.
The witness said he heard Mahmud tell the accused that Gabriel had destroyed his mobile phone, stating that the accused exchanged angry words with Mahmud, before the latter went into his apartment.
He said he heard the accused tell Mahmud he would kill him because his parents did not kill a cow as required by tradition when he was given birth to, before the accused went into his apartment and later came out running.
The witness said he then heard a lady called Zainab urging someone to run, and he subsequently heard that the accused had kill the deceased and that some residents went to the scene and took the deceased to the hospital while the accused went at-large.
He said he was later informed that the deceased had passed away at the hospital, while the accused was arrested at Moriba Town in Goderich, west-end of Freetown.
The matter was adjourned until 14 January.