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Husband demands justice in bigamy matter

August 26, 2019

By Regina Pratt

Ibrahim Sorie Conteh aka Amerikin is calling on the judiciary to look into his bigamy case filed against his wedded wife, Mrs. Kadiatu Conteh nee Saccoh, at the Freetown Magistrate court, where the file has allegedly got missing.

The complainant said he has been moving from one court to the other hoping to get justice, but to no avail.

“I don’t know what exactly the court is up to in respect of my case, but I hope and pray that I get justice,” he said.

The matter first came up on August 5th, 2019, before Principal Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of the Pademba Road Magistrate Court No.1, but she told both parties that the matter should be re-assigned to another magistrate for hearing.

She stated that she had presided over many cases in respect of the couple, stating that she will write to the Master and Registrar and ask him to reassign the matter to another magistrate for hearing.

The defendant, Mrs. Kadiatu Conteh of No 1 Tumoe Drive, Goderich, was charged to court for  the offence of bigamy contrary to Section 57 of the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861.
According to the particulars of offence, the defendant, Mrs. Kadiatu Conteh (Nee Saccoh) being married to the complainant Mr. Ibrahim Sorie Conteh on the 2nd March, 2014, in Freetown knowingly contracted another marriage in the United States of America with one David Kalokoh on the 7th January, 2015.
The matter was filed by the complainant’s counsel, Lawyer Emmanuel Teddy Koroma at the Freetown Magistrate court on the 26th July, 2019.