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One remanded for unlawful possession of weapon

March 31, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

Magistrate Manuella Harding of the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court No. 2 yesterday ordered the remand of one Mohamed Adams Bawah at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road after the latter was arraigned for having being found in possession of offensive weapon, contrary to law.

The accused was docked on one count of being found in possession of offensive weapon contrary to section 16(1) of the Public Order Act of 1965.

According to police prosecutor Inspector Moses Moore, the accused on Thursday, 26 March, 2015 was found in possession of an offensive weapon, to wit knife, without lawful authority, at Hospital Compound, off Regent Road, Lumley.

The prosecutor further told the court that on the said date, a soldier – Sergeant Joseph Vandi – arrested the accused while being in possession of a knife. The prosecutor said the accused had told the Sergeant that he was in possession of the knife for self-protection because some boys in the area had stabbed his brother.

However, Magistrate Harding remanded the accused until the adjourned date of 1 April when she is due to sentence the accused.

In another development, Magistrate Harding granted bail of Le50 million to two accused persons for wounding with intent, contrary to law.

Both Alimamy Koroma and Kabba Koroma were in court on three counts of wounding with intent, wounding and assault occasionally actual bodily harm, contrary to sections 18, 20 and 47, respectively, of the Offences Against the Persons Act of 1861.

According to police prosecutor Moses Moore, the accused had intentionally wounded one Kona Marah on 26 October, 2014 at Kamayama, Gbangbayilla in Freetown.

The matter continues.