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Lawyer’s clerk remanded for murder

DECEMBER 2, 2014 By Hawa Amara

Jeremiah Reeves, a former clerk of Barrister Alhaji M. Kamara, was yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly murdering one Ibrahim Sie in August 2014.

The accused was arraigned at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda on one count of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

According to the prosecution, the accused on 23 August, at Bass Street, Brookfields, west of Freetown, murdered the deceased.

The trial was adjourned until 10 December because police prosecutor, Sergeant 922 Dumbuya J., told the court he had only met the witness on Monday morning, few hours before the trial began, and requested for time to hold a conference with his witness.

In another matter, Magistrate Kamanda also remanded Assistant Superintendent Aruna Turay, Police Constable Samuel Hallowell, Private Mohamed Dumbuya and three civilians at the Male Correctional Center. The accused are being tried for allegedly having in their possessing 77 bags and five bundles of dry leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa.

The accused were arraigned on four counts of possession of drugs, having drugs under their control, and engaging in activities for the purpose of promoting an enterprise relating to drugs without lawful authority, contrary to Section 8(a) of the National Drugs Control Act 2008.

The accused persons were arrested on 10 October at Konsho Village in the Makari-Gbanti Chiefdom, Bombali District, northern Sierra Leone.

The matter will again be mentioned on 5th December.