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Prosecution & defense close case in murder trial of former ACC staff

By Hawa Amara

Both the prosecution and defence have closed their case in the murder trial of erstwhile Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) staff, Fatmata Finda Bangura.

The accused is being tried for murder after a fatal stabbing incident left her husband, late Assistant Superintendent of Police Hassan Samuel Bangura dead in May 2012.

The lead prosecution counsel, A.M. Bockarie, closed his case yesterday and he is due to address the judge on 11 April (tomorrow).

The state prosecutor told presiding judge, Justice Sam Margai that the accused had intentionally killed her husband, preceding an altercation between them.

He told the court that Magistrate Komba Kamanda had in his wisdom committed the matter to the High Court because the prosecution had adduced sufficient evidence against the accused.

However, defense counsel, Hindolo Moiwo Gevao Esq., stated that they rely on the statement of the accused, the cross examination of the government pathologist, Dr. Owizz Koroma and the testimony of the only eye witness, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Isha Bangura.

The matter continues.