Witness says accused asked her to delete diseased photo
July 31, 2015 By Hawa Amara
Fourth prosecution witness in the ongoing murder trial of Sydney Buckle aka DJ Clef told the court yesterday that the second accused, Oreh Renner, had asked him to delete the photo of the deceased [from her phone].
Testifying before Magistrate Mohamed Seray-Wurie of Court No.1, Abigeal Samura said the second accused had asked her to delete the photo of the deceased at the Aberdeen police station after the police had arrested them for interrogation.
She said on 21st May, 2015, she spent the night at the second accused person’s residence and that on the following day, herself and the second accused visited the residence of the first accused, Mbamba Moi-Foray (aka LA Chocolate), where they met one Delmah (sister of the witness) and some of her friends.
She explained that on their arrival, they met the first accused in his room, and that the second accused spoke with her briefly before they left to collect the drinks for the party. She continued that the birthday party commenced at 10:00pm and that she later saw the third prosecution witness (Claude) and the deceased (DJ Clef) arrive.
“Oreh Renner encouraged us to go for a swim at the pool, which we did,” she said, adding that the first accused then advised them not to enter the palour to avoid wetting the floor. “We later decided to enter the generator room and dress up. After that, we entered into the palour where pepper soup was served.”
The witness further told the court that the second accused asked her to take a photo of herself and the deceased, which she did.
“My sister Delmah later informed me that it was during the party that DJ Clef got missing and that the police were looking for all those who attended the party. The third prosecution witness and friends of the deceased made a report about the missing of DJ Clef to the Aberdeen police station,” explained the witness.
“The second accused asked me to explain to the police all what transpired at the party.”
The matter is being prosecuted by state counsels Sulaiman S. Bah and A.V. Koroma.
The matter continues on 6th August.