Father allegedly rapes daughter to death
February 22, 2017 By Hawa Amara
One Saidu Kamara was yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly raping to death his 11-year-old daughter, Aminata Kamara.
The accused was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No. 1 presided over by Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara on a count’s charge of murder, contrary to law.
The charge sheet stated that on Sunday, December 25, 2016, at No.3 Robert Street, the accused allegedly murdered the victim.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Hawa Bah, informed the court that her witnesses were present in court but asked for an adjournment in order to have conference with them.
The matter was adjourned to March 1, 2017, for the prosecution to open its case.
In another development in the same court, Dr. Binneh-Kamara also remanded one Abdulai Koroma and Abdulai Kamara at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for an alleged sexual penetration of a 14-year-old girl.
The accused persons were before the court on two counts of conspiracy and sexual penetration of a child, contrary to law.
In her testimony, the victim identified the first accused (Kamara) as her mother’s cousin and the second (Koroma) as her brother.
She explained that between 1st and 23rd November, 2016, the second accused came to their residence in Lunsar and informed her parent that the first accused wanted to marry her.
She said her parent supported the suggestion made by the second accused and forced her to get married to the first accused.
“My uncle, Pa Alie Kamara, brought me to Freetown with the accused and my Uncle‘s Wife, Sallay Kamara, forced me to sleep with the accused. The first accused then stripped me naked and forcefully had sex with me. I felt pain all over my body and I suffered swollen legs,” she testified.”
The victim told the court that she later informed her sister about the incident and that they went to the Congo Cross police station, where she made statement and was issued with a medical paper for examination and treatment at Rainbow Centre.
However, Magistrate Dr. Binneh-Kamara granted the accused persons Le50 million bail and one surety each in like sum, and that surety should produce National Passport and must reside in the Western Area.
Bail should be approved by the Deputy Master and Registrar.
The matter adjourned to 24 February, 2017 for further hearings.