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Judge reviews bail condition for murder accused

January 14, 2015 By Hawa Amara

Justice Abdulai Charm yesterday reviewed the bail conditions he had imposed on one Aminata Sanu, second accused in the alleged murder of Abu Bakarr Bangura.

Justice Charm stated that Sanu was first granted bail on 12 September, 2013 on humanitarian grounds because she was a lactating mother. He said the bail was conditioned on a Le200 million security and two sureties in like sum who were required to provide title deeds.

Apparently aware that the accused couldn’t meet the stiff bail condition, Justice Charm reduced the amount to Le100 million and one surety in like sum, with the latter required to be a resident and owner of a house in the Western Area.

In addition, the judge ordered the accused to surrender her travelling documents and to report to the Master and Registrar on Mondays and Fridays, adding that she must not travel out of the country until the end of the trial.

Mohamed Ishmael Bangura and Aminata Sanu were arraigned on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and murder, contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

According to the prosecution, the accused on diverse dates between 4 and 6 April, 2013, conspired with other unknown persons to murder their victim at Hagan Street in Freetown.